Time magazine published an article this Wednesday in which it seeks to explain why it chose singer Taylor Swift as Person of the Year for 2023.
According to the publication, Taylor managed to transcend borders this year. “No one else on the planet today can move so many people so well,” writes the magazine. The singer first appeared on the cover of Time in 2014, when she released her fifth album, 1989.
Since 1927, the magazine has chosen the Person of the Year in a definition that seeks to take into account who was the public figure who most dominated the headlines in a 12-month period — whether positively or negatively. In general, the people chosen are usually authorities or political leaders, but the elected in 2023 It was a 33-year-old woman, singer.
For Time, although Taylor’s popularity has grown over the decades, this is the year in which she, at the height of her 33 years, achieved “a kind of nuclear fusion”: uniting art and business to release an energy of historical strength. The magazine also mentions that the singer entertains and writes songs that connect people.
According to the publication, the pop diva became the first Person of the Year to be recognized for her success in the arts, and is only the fourth individually chosen person born in the last 50 years.
Time also mentions the grandeur of “The Eras Tour”, which recently passed through Brazil. “She was everywhere in 2023, filling stadiums and breaking records, which meant we were forced to find new ways to measure the magnitude of her reach.”
The magazine mentions that the economy of many countries changed this year because of Taylor and even classes about his life were offered in literature, business and law. Even Harvard has already announced that it will have a course on the singer next year.
This isn’t the first time Taylor Swift has appeared in Time’s Person of the Year issue. In 2017, she was among those named “Silence Breakers”, a category created by the magazine to highlight people who stood up and demonstrated against the discrimination, harassment and aggression faced by many women for a long time.
Time even ends the article about the choice with a conclusion: “For building a world of her own, creating a place for so many, for turning her story into a global legend, for bringing joy to a society that desperately needs it, Taylor Swift is the 2023 Person of the Year.”
Source: CNN Brasil
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