According to Forbes’ 2017 list released on Monday, Beyonce is the highest-paid woman in music. The ‘Crazy in Love’ singer earned $105 million from her Formation concert tour and record sales, the magazine says. Beyonce’s fashion line Ivy Park fashion and other business ventures also contribute to her earnings.
With $69 million, Adele ranked second in the list of highest-paid women in music, thanks to her album 25 breaking first-week U.S. sales records in 2015 and her first proper tour since 2011.
Skylar Grey said, “Adele’s music appeals to listeners of all ages all over the world with her undeniably powerful, emotional vocal interpretations paired with timeless songwriting and production. No matter what genre someone generally subscribes to, it’s hard to find a music lover who doesn’t appreciate what she does.”
Taylor Swift occupied the third position in the list with $44 million earnings. ‘Shake it Off’ singer is expected to earn more in 2018 and gain first rank in the list because of the 2017’s selling-album ‘Reputation’ and her upcoming tour. With $42 million, Celine Dion ranks fourth, despite being undergone a trauma of her husband’s death in 2016.
The Forbes has formed a list by calculating the pretax income from 1 June 2016 to 1 June 2017. The business magazine has collected data from the Recording Industry Association of America, Pollstar, tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan and interviews with industry insiders. The fees charged by lawyers, managers and agents were also included in the totals.
See the complete list below:
1. Beyoncé, $105 million
2. Adele, $69 million
3. Taylor Swift, $44 million
4. Céline Dion, $42 million
5. Jennifer Lopez, $38 million
6. Dolly Parton, $37 million
7. Rihanna, $36 million
8. Britney Spears, $34 million
9. Katy Perry, $33 million
10. Barbra Streisand, $30 million
We wish congratulations to all the singers and hope that they get huge success in their music career.