NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — Taylor Swift has capped off a stellar 2023 by being named Time Magazine's person of the year on Wednesday.

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

“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 reimagined ‘1989’ album, and her closely watched relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. She’s even the subject of college courses.

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

The announcement comes a week after Spotify named Swift as the most-played artist on the streaming platform.

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