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Katy Perry, Taylor Swift Top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Female Musicians List


Katy Perry is the highest-earning female musician of 2015. The singer comes at the top of the Forbes list revealed on Wednesday, November 4 after raking in $135 million this year, thanks in large part to her “Prismatic” world tour.

She grossed more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows. She adds to her total through deals with Coty, Claire’s and Covergirl.

    “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” the “Roar” singer told Forbes earlier this year. “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”

Behind Katy Perry on the list is her rumored nemesis Taylor Swift, who nabs the runner-up slot with $80 million earned mostly from the “1989” tour that followed her 2014 album of the same title.

Fleetwood Mac is placed third with $59.5 million. The band, which is eligible for the list for having Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie in the line-up, made over $1 million per city during their “On With the Show” tour.

At No. 4 is Lady GaGa who earned $59 million from 66 shows she played during Forbes’ scoring period, her deals with Versace and MAC as well as her own “Fame” fragrance. Beyonce Knowles closes out the top 5 with $54.5. million.

  1. Katy Perry – $135 million

  2. Taylor Swift – $80 million

  3. Fleetwood Mac – $59.5 million

  4. Lady GaGa – $59 million

  5. Beyonce Knowles – $54.5 million

  6. Britney Spears – $31 million

  7. Jennifer Lopez – $28.5 million

  8. Miranda Lambert – $28.5 million

  9. Mariah Carey – $27 million

  10. Rihanna – $26 million