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"Cultural icon": Taylor Swift named Time's Person of the Year

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 9:16AM
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"Cultural icon": Taylor Swift named Time's Person of the Year

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 9:16AM

Taylor Swift says being named Time Magazine's Person of the Year is the proudest and happiest she's ever felt. 

The 33-year-old beat finalists including Barbie, King Charles and OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman. 

It caps off Swift's stellar year, which includes her record-breaking 'Eras Tour', two album re-recordings, and becoming Spotify's most most-played artist. 

US Correspondent Mitch McCann told Tim Dower that Swift has become even more of a cultural icon in the last year. 

He said that her tours both provoked an inquiry into Ticketmaster’s sales practices, and her concert in Seattle reportedly generated seismic activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake. 

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