Beyoncé Named 2017 Highest Paid Female Music Artist
Beyoncé has been named the highest-earning female music artist of the year.
According to Forbes’ annual ranking, Queen Bey grossed a whopping $105 million (all figures U.S.) from sales of Lemonade and her Formation World Tour.
The singer is far ahead of Adele, who is No. 2 on the list with estimated earnings of $69 million.
Forbes explained it used pretax income estimates from a number of sources for the period between June 2016 and June 2017 to compile its list and did not deduct fees for agents, managers and lawyers.
In the No. 3 spot this year is Taylor Swift ($44 million) followed by Canada’s Céline Dion at No. 4 with $42 million.
Jennifer Lopez is at No. 5 with an estimated gross of $38 million, barely beating Dolly Parton’s $37 million.
The rest of the Top 10 is made up of Rihanna ($36 million), Britney Spears ($34 million), Katy Perry ($33 million) and Barbra Streisand ($30 million).
Forbes said Madonna, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande failed to make its list despite having double-digit millions in revenues.