Selena Gomez Celebrates Taylor Swift Becoming Apple Music’s Artist of the Year


Camila Cabello, Gracie Abrams, Sabrina Carpenter and more also gushed about the pop star.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards held at Prudential Center on Sept. 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

Christopher Polk

Like always, Selena Gomez is cheering on her best friend. A few days after Taylor Swift earned this year’s Apple Music Artist of the Year title, the Only Murders in the Building star joined in with a handful of Swift’s other famous friends to praise the “Anti-Hero” singer in a celebratory video.

“I think it’s pretty obvious why Taylor is the artist of the year,” Gomez says in a self-filmed clip posted by Apple Music Friday (Dec. 1) on social media. “She has done so much for her community and fans.”

Camila Cabello also sent in a video for Apple, gushing that Swift “really has been the soundtrack to me and my friends’ lives.” “Those albums are poetry,” added the “Bam Bam” artist of the pop star’s discography.

Also featured in the reel were Gracie Abrams, Sabrina Carpenter, Girl in Red and Muna — each of whom have served as openers on Swift’s Eras Tour. “She’s made magic. Kind of end of story,” Abrams said, while Carpenter joked that the 12-time Grammy winner “struggles to do anything that isn’t iconic.”

Swift is also Spotify’s top artist of 2023, raking in a whopping 26.1 billion streams on the service alone. The “Karma” artist commemorated the achievement by releasing her Midnights Vault track “You’re Losing Me” for streaming, while Spotify celebrated by unveiling several custom billboards dedicated to Swift.

Watch Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello and more talk about Taylor Swift for Apple Music below:

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