Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Rihanna top Forbes list of highest paid women in music

Despite her ongoing tug-of-war with Scooter Braun, Taylor Swift has had an impressive year.
According to Forbes, Swift is the world's highest-paid woman in music.

The list tracks the earnings generated between June of 2018 and June of 2019. Through her touring and the instant success of her latest album, Lover, Swift was able to rake in $185 million during this time frame.

Following Swift is Beyoncé who pulled in $81 million. Per Forbes, most of this revenue came from her On The Run II stadium tour with JAY-Z and her Homecoming Netflix special.

But, the most surprising name on the list is Rihanna. Even though she hasn't released a drop of music since 2016, Rihanna still came in at third on the list. This means the estimated $62 million she earned came mostly from Fenty Beauty and the company's partnership with LVMH.

See all of this year's highest-paid women in music

1. Taylor Swift - $185 million
2. Beyoncé - $81 million
3. Rihanna - $62 million
4. Katy Perry - $57.5 million
5. P!nk - $57 million
6. Ariana Grande - $48 million
7. Jennifer Lopez - $43 million
8. Lady Gaga - $39.5 million
9. Celine Dion - $37.5 million
10. Shakira - $35 million