Forbes has announced the highest paid women in music for 2017!
Unfortunately, we’re not seeing any DJs on this list just yet, but there are plenty of iconic female musicians holding down the list in the meantime.
Queen Bey should probably get used to the top, because coming in at a cool $105 million — she’s not going anywhere. Beyoncé released her album Lemonade, a hit among fans and critics both. That, along with her Formation World Tour was enough to earn her the #1 spot.
Rounding out the top three are two other huge names in music. Adele comes in at #2 with $69 million. Not quite Beyoncé status, but she’s a big money maker nonetheless. Taylor Swift earns #3 for now, but we’ll see where her Reputation Tour gets her in 2018.
Legendary vocalists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand are holding their own, well into tens of millions. Pop icons Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Katy Perry also strongly represent and Jenny from the Block (Jennifer Lopez) isn’t doing to bad for herself either.
For these lady bosses, money ain’t a thang!
Highest Paid Women in 2017
- Beyoncé $105 million
2. Adele – $69 million
3. Taylor Swift – $44 million
4. Celine 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