Forbes has unveiled its list of the highest-paid women in music in 2017, and Beyoncé has handily taken the top spot. Queen Bey managed to pull in a massive haul of $105 million pretax, a sum aided in large part by her ‘Formation’ Tour, which earned a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide.
Coming in second place was Adele with $69 million, a total boosted by her own respective tour, her first in years. Taylor Swift came in third with $44 million, though the scoring period put in place by Forbes has made the mammoth-sales of her new album Reputation ineligible for consideration until next year’s tally.
See the full list of artists below:
1. Beyoncé – $105 million
2. Adele – $69 million
3. Taylor Swift – $44 million
4. Celine 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
In other music news, CyHi the Prynce has stated in an interview that Kanye West overpays people. See his comments here.