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Forbes World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2016 - Shania #9

The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2016

By Zach O'Malley Greenburg | Forbes | November 2, 2016

One of the big singles on Taylor Swift’s 1989 is “Wildest Dreams”—a phrase that applies just as well to her recent earnings as the song. Swift pulled in $170 million over the past year, making her the highest-paid woman in music.

The bulk of her career-best haul came from her 1989 Tour, which grossed over a quarter of a billion dollars. More than $200 million of that came in North America, where Swift shattered the Rolling Stones’ record. She padded her total by moving more than 3 million album equivalents during our scoring period and shilling brands including Keds, Diet Coke and Apple.

“She has been building her fan base for years, and that fan base crosses multiple market segments,” says entertainment attorney Lori Landew of Fox Rothschild. “It’s this ability to appeal to younger and older audiences, and those in between, that makes Taylor such a sure bet with both concert promoters and brands who want to affiliate with her and with the community she has cultivated.”

Adele claims the second spot with earnings of $80.5 million. Unlike Swift—and pretty much every other superstar musician—the British songstress actually makes most of her money on album sales, most recently from 25, the best-selling album of 2015. Madonna ranks third with $76.5 million, much of it from her Rebel Heart tour, which grossed $170 million (see the full list of music’s top-earning women in the video above).

The No. 4 spot goes to Rihanna, who pulled in $75 million, churning out radio hits and touring while adding to her total through endorsement deals with Dior, Puma, Samsung and Stance. Beyoncé rounds out the top five with $54 million. She turned betrayal into Lemonade, her sixth No. 1 album, but she still makes the bulk of her bucks on the road.

“I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry,” she once told FORBES.

Look for Queen B to finish much higher next year, thanks to her Formation World Tour, which grossed over $250 million. Most of that wasn’t counted in this year’s rankings: our list measures income from June 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016 before taxes and management fees. Numbers are based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen and the RIAA, as well as interviews with managers, agents, lawyers—and some of the stars themselves.

Crisscrossing the country on a tour bus isn’t necessarily a prerequisite for landing on our list. Four members of our top ten—Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Shania Twain and Jennifer Lopez—have seen their bottom lines boosted by standing gigs in Las Vegas. Others, like Katy Perry, are in between album cycles but still made the cut.

“I take enormous pleasure and comfort in the fact that female artists are growing in success both in terms of revenues earned and their influence in the music industry,” adds Landew. “Many of these artists are enjoying what I see as a continuing cultural shift that allows and enables them to shed prior societal constructs imposed on them about how they should sound or look or dress on stage or on screen in order to appeal to a broader audience.”

There are plenty of artists who earned double-digit millions, but not quite enough to land on the list. Among them: Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Selena Gomez, G.E.M. and Halsey. Many of them, including the latter, are working on new projects that could catapult them onto next year’s list.

“You can trust me, I will always bring you the best of the best,” Halsey explained in a recent keynote conversation at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston. “It goes the same for any entrepreneur of any sort of project.”

See the Top 10 below:

1. Taylor Swift: $170 million
2. Adele: $80.5 million
3. Madonna: $76.5 million
4. Rihanna: $75 million
5. Beyonce: $54 million
6. Katy Perry: $41 million
7. Jennifer Lopez: $39.5 million
8. Britney Spears: $30.5 million
9. Shania Twain: $27.5 million
10. Celine Dion: $27 million


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Beyoncé tops Forbes’ highest-paid female musicians’ list 2017

Other top earners include Adele, Taylor Swift and Celine Dion

By Frank Lovece | Newsday | November 20, 2017 

Beyoncé jumped from No. 5 last year to clinch the top spot in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the highest-paid female musicians.

Her critically lauded album “Lemonade,” the singer’s sixth No. 1 hit, and her subsequent Formation World Tour accounted for the bulk of the estimated $105 million that the 36-year-old artist earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, said Forbes. This is nearly twice her $54 million last year or her $54.5 million the year before that.

Coming at No. 2 for the second year in a row is English singer Adele, 29, who brought in an estimated $69 million, thanks in part to her first significant tour since 2011. Last year’s chart-topper, Taylor Swift, 28, scored $44 million to reach No. 3.

At No. 4 is 49-year-old French-Canadian singer Céline Dion ($42 million), who returned to her Las Vegas residency after taking a break to mourn the January 2016 death of her husband, producer-manager René Angélil. Bronx native Jennifer Lopez, 48, who likewise has a Vegas concert series, reached No. 5, with $38 million.

Newcomers since last year’s list are country-music icon Dolly Parton (No. 6, $37 million), 71, primarily from concerts and her Dollywood theme park, and legendary singer Barbra Streisand (No. 10, $30 million), 75, whose 14 shows last year sold $46 million in tickets; she also has a Netflix special that starts streaming Wednesday.

Dropping off the list this year were Madonna and country star Shania Twain.

To compile the list, Forbes looked at pretax income from concerts, record sales, publishing, endorsements and other business ventures, using data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar and RIAA, and information from industry sources.

1. Beyoncé $105 million

2. Adele $69 million

3. Taylor Swift $44 million

4. Céline 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


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