Who run the world? Beyonce.
Beyonce replaces Taylor Swift as the richest woman in music this year.
The “Formation” singer earned $105 million between June 2016 and June 2017, Forbes reports.
How did Beyonce amass such a fortune within a year? The singer’s album, Lemonade, was only available for purchase upon its release (as in, it could not be streamed), and it sold astoundingly well. That, and the Formation World Tour grossed a quarter of a billion dollars(!!!). So, yeah, she edged out Adele and Taylor with ease.
The 25 songstress took the second spot with $69 million followed by Taylor with $44 million at No. 3. Expect Taylor to dominate 2018, though. Reputation is the best-selling album of the year and tickets for her tour are in high demand.
What other female pop stars landed in the Top 10? Celine Dion comes in at No. 4 with $42 million, JLo takes the No. 5 position with $38 million, Rihanna comes in at No. 7 with $36 million and the legendary Miss Britney Spears at No. 8 with $34 million.
Forbes’ Top 10 Highest Paid Women in Music: June 2016-June 2017
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