Pop superstar Taylor Swift is Time magazine's 2023 Person of...

Pop superstar Taylor Swift is Time magazine's 2023 Person of the Year. Credit: Time Person of the Year / AFP via Getty Images

Is the year of Taylor Swift over now? Not yet.

Time magazine named Swift its person of the year on Wednesday, a week after Spotify announced she was the most-played artist on the streaming platform.

Swift was picked from a group of nine finalists that included Barbie, King Charles III, and OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman, among others.

“While her popularity has grown across the decades, this is the year that Swift, 33, achieved a kind of nuclear fusion: shooting art and commerce together to release an energy of historic force,” Time said about her selection.

Her year included the wildly popular "Eras" tour and concert movie, the release of her rerecorded "1989" album, and her closely watched relationship with Travis Kelce, tight end for the NFL's Kansas City team. She's even the subject of college courses.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was Time's 2022 person of the year.

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