By Ahsinet Monee
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
When it comes to top-earning women in the music world, Katy Perry Is at the top of the list.
On Monday, Forbes revealed their Highest-Paid Women in Music list for 2018 and the “Hot N Cold” singer once again took the top spot by earning $83 million between June of 2017 and June of 2018.
This is the first time she’s claimed the top spot since 2015, when she embarked upon the Prismatic tour and raked in $135 million that year. Most of her cash flow comes from her Witness tour which included 80 dates in that time period, earning over a million each time. As well as, the time she serves as a judge on ABC’s American Idol reboot, reportedly earning north of $20 million.
Taylor Swift ranks second with $80 million. Earlier this year, the “Delicate” singer launched her new album Reputation, which sold two million copies worldwide in its opening week.
Placing third is none other than Beyonce, who made $60 million. Queen Bey had a quiet year, by her standards, until delivering a groundbreaking performance at Coachella this spring and dropping a joint album with Jay-Z in June. Much of this summer’s On The Run II, their second stadium tour together, will be reflected in Forbes next scoring period of 2019.
If you’re wondering why neither Beyonce or Swift came out on top — seeing how all three were on tour this year — it’s because most of Beyonce and Swift’s tour dates fell after June, meaning both will be vying for No. 1 next time.
See Forbes Full List for The World’s Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018 below:
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)
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