Forbes’ 2019 Highest-Paid Women in Music List

Forbes' 2019 Highest-Paid Women in Music List

Forbes' 2019 Highest-Paid Women in Music List

Taylor Swift is the most-nominated act at this year’s VMAs—and the highest-paid woman in music. The singer, who is also the world’s top-earning entertainer, pulled in $185 million last year. In second place is Beyoncé, who clocked $81 million, mostly from her On The Run II stadium tour with husband Jay-Z and her Homecoming live album and Netflix special. Rihanna rounds out the top three with $62 million.

Other notable names on the list include newcomer Ariana Grande, who ranks sixth with $48 million, buoyed by two chart-topping albums—Sweetener and Thank U, Next—released within six months of each other.

The World’s Highest-Paid Women In Music: Full List
1. Taylor Swift – $185 million
2. Beyoncé – $81 million
3. Rihanna – $62 million
4. Katy Perry – $57.5 million
5. P!nk – $57 million
6. Ariana Grande – $48 million
7. Jennifer Lopez – $43 million
8. Lady Gaga – $39.5 million
9. Celine Dion – $37.5 million
10. Shakira – $35 million

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