It’s no secret that here at The Honey POP! we are huge Swifties! Therefore, 2023 has been an amazing year for us because Taylor has been doing so many things. From starting The Eras Tour to releasing 1989 (Taylor’s Version) she’s been working hard and we are in awe of her forevermore.
In addition to everything Taylor has accomplished Apple Music has named her their Artist Of The Year! We aren’t surprised but we are proud nonetheless. When talking about being named Artist Of The Year Taylor said this.
Thank you to every single one of you for making this year the most incredible, joyful, celebratory year ever. From streaming the music nonstop to screaming it together in real life at the shows, dancing chaotically in movie theaters, none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you so much.
Taylor Swift On Being Named Apple Music’s Artist Of The Year
What? We don’t have tears in our eyes, you do! Okay, maybe we do, just a little bit. Thank you Taylor Swift for being the icon that you are. Anyways, in honor of her being named Apple Music’s Artist Of The Year, we have 8 reasons why 2023 is the year of Swift!
The Eras Tour
How could this not make the list? The Eras Tour is without a doubt, one of the most iconic tours ever. Each show is three hours long and has over 40 songs on the setlist! Taylor takes us through almost every era of her career *cough* debut got robbed *cough* and it’s truly an incredible show.
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) Release
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) was released on July 7th and we‘re still not over it! This album came equipped with collaborations from Hayley Williams and Fall Out Boy. We’ve been ‘Enchanted’ by this album since our first listen!
Taylor At The VMAs
Taylor won 9 awards at the VMAs and we’re beyond proud of her. Besides the amount of VMAs she won, she had several iconic moments including but definitely not limited to receiving friendship bracelets from NSYNC.
Unlocking The 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Vault
33 million. That is how many puzzles had to be solved to break into the 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Vault. There are not many artists who could set that goal for their fans and have it met. We would do it all again for her!
The Eras Tour Film
We know we already mentioned the tour but the film deserves its own section! Fans from all over the world are shaking it off to The Eras Tour setlist in theaters and it’s magical. If you’ve been to a theater lately, you’ve likely seen fans with costumes, friendship bracelets, and The Eras Tour Film merch. We’re very easily identified.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) Release
Taylor gave us two album releases in one year! Us Swifties are so spoiled by her. This is her most recent release as of October 27th. We adore this album and its vault tracks. We’ve had ‘Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)’ on repeat.
‘Cruel Summer’ Peaks at #1
In Taylor’s own words, “It’s been a long time coming.” Even though the track was released in 2019 it hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. This was so deserved and we couldn’t be happier for Taylor. It’s always been #1 in our hearts but we love to see Taylor topping the charts.
Named Apple Music’s Artist Of The Year
Did we mention how proud we are of Taylor for this? Well, one last time, we are so proud of her! We can all speculate why she was chosen but Olivia Schusser, vice president of Apple Music and Beats has given us an answer.
Taylor Swift’s impact on music is absolutely undeniable — not just this record-breaking year, but throughout her entire career. She is a generation-defining artist and a true change agent in the music industry, and there is no doubt that her impact and influence will be felt for years to come. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her achievements.
Olivia Schusser On Naming Taylor Swift Apple Music’s Artist Of The Year
Taylor has had such an incredible year that it would be impossible for us to name all of her achievements but we got the highlights. The year isn’t over just yet, we believe Taylor may have some more things coming! GRAMMY nominations will occur this Friday and we hope to see her name listed.