Taylor Swift is Now The Highest Paid Woman in Music


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The annual Forbes list of the highest earning female musicians is out and it’s not much of a surprise that Taylor Swift topped the list. This is great timing for Tay as she just celebrated her debut self-titled album’s 10th anniversary on October 24th.

She brought in $170 million this past year, with much of it being credited to her 1989 Tour, which grossed over a quarter of a billion dollars. Adele came in at second place with $80.5 million, who made most of her money on album sales, most recently from ‘25,’ which was the best-selling album of 2015. Madonna came in at 3rd place with $76.5 million, with most of her earnings being attributed to her Rebel Heart Tour.

Rihanna came in 4th place with $75 million and Beyonce closed out the top five highest-paid artists with $54 million.

Check out the full Top 10 List below:

10. Celine Dion, $27 million
9. Shania Twain, $27.5 million
8. Britney Spears, $30.5 million
7. Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million
6. Katy Perry, $41 million
5. Beyonce, $54 million
4. Rihanna, $75 million
3. Madonna, $76.5 million
2. Adele, $80 million
1. Taylor Swift, $170 million

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