Taylor Swift is highest-paid woman in music—Forbes
American pop superstar Taylor Swift topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid women in music for 2016.
Swift, whose earnings were pegged at $170 million, beat other female singers like Adele ($80.5 million), Madonna ($76.5 million), Rihanna ($75 million), and Beyonce ($54 million).
Katy Perry, last year’s highest-earning woman in music, slipped to no. 6 with $41 million.
Forbes noted that Swift’s earnings from her 1989 World Tour propelled her to the top of the annual list, where she figured at no. 8 last year.
“The pop superstar smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to quarter of a billion dollars in total for her 1989 World Tour. She also shills for brands including Diet Coke, Keds and Apple,” Forbes said.
Also in the top 10 were Jennifer Lopez ($39.5 million), Britney Spears ($30.5 million), Shania Twain ($27.5 million), and Celine Dion ($27 million). YG/CDG