We now have a brand new highest-paid lady in music, and it’s somebody who looks like she was born to take this high spot: Beyoncé. In keeping with Forbes’ annual record, she raked in $105 million previously yr (earlier than taxes) due to the success of Lemonade and her Formation World Tour—which made 1 / 4 of a billion all by itself. Additionally, she simply had twins a couple of months in the past, so she’s principally the world champion.
Adele, who received the Grammy award that Beyoncé deserved earlier this yr, landed in second place with a pleasant sum of $69 million, most of which got here from the “seven-figure nightly grosses” she made on her latest tour. Adele was additionally in second place final yr, suggesting she’s extra of a dependable money-maker than a few of her rivals at the least. Pulling up in third is Taylor Swift, who got here in first final yr due to a profitable tour and a ton of endorsement offers however solely acquired $44 million on this yr. She had been quiet for just about all of 2017, although, so it is smart that she would take a little bit of successful (even when “quiet” for Taylor Swift nonetheless means to $44 million).
Celine Dion got here in fourth with $42 million, making only a hair lower than Swift on the energy of her Las Vegas residency. Jennifer Lopez rounded out the highest 5 with $38 million.