Although Rihanna emerges as the first choice among the female singers before anyone else, but when it comes to the earnings Rihanna ranks at no. 4. Taylor Swift is the new richest among the female singers in the world and this also doesn’t surprise anyone.
Yes, Taylor swift has replaced the Katy Perry, who was the highest-paid woman in music last year. Swift flies to the top spot on Forbes’ list with $170 million made in the past year, replacing Katy Perry in pole position on the ranking. This time, Katy Perry lacked way behind Taylor swift and closes at 6th spot in the rankings.
What helped Taylor Swift to reach the top spot?
Taylor Swift is the highest-paid female artist in music today and sits at the top spot on Forbes’ World’s Hight-Paid Women in Music list, as the youngest female of the wealthy bunch.
Taylor Swift celebrated her debut self-titled album’s 10th anniversary on Oct. 24, and in her decade since crashing onto the music scene, the singer has ferociously built her empire, with Billboard 200 top-charting albums, a plethora of endorsements and business partnerships, and top-grossing tours, like her most recent 1989 tour, which drew in over $200 million.
U.K. pop powerhouse Adele trails behind Taylor with $80.5 million, most of her wealth stemming from her album sales. Thanks to her Rebel Heart tour – which racked in over $170 million – Madonna bows at No. 3 with $76.5 million. Rihanna’s $75 million takes the No. 4 slot as Queen Bey closes out the top five highest-paid artists with $54 million.
Check out the top ten highest-paid females in music below:
10. Celine Dion, $27 million
9. Shania Twain, $27.5 million
8. Britney Spears, $30.5 million
7. Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million
6. Katy Perry, $41 million
5. Beyonce, $54 million
4. Rihanna, $75 million
3. Madonna, $76.5 million
2. Adele, $80 million
1. Taylor Swift, $170 million