NEW YORK CITY — Senior Editor, Media & Entertainment Zack O’Malley Greenburg rolled out the 2018 Forbes list for the World’s Highest-Paid Women In Music.
Katy Perry landed at the top of the list as the highest-paid woman in music. She pulled in $83 million pretax during our scoring period. Perry played 80 dates of her Witness: The Tour in Forbes’ June-to-June timeframe, grossing over $1 million per night. She also served as a judge on ABC’s American Idol reboot, reportedly earning north of $20 million.
Taylor Swift ranks second with $80 million. The superstar songstress briefly disappeared from social media last year before roaring back with the launch of new album Reputation, which sold two million copies worldwide in its opening week.
Beyoncé Knowles – Carter rounds out the top three, pulling in $60 million. After she and husband Jay-Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir to the family in June 2017, Queen Bey delivered a groundbreaking performance at Coachella this spring along with a joint album with Jay-Z in June. Much of this summer’s On The Run II, their second stadium tour together, will be reflected in next scoring period.
The world's highest-paid women in music 2018 via @Forbes:
1. @KatyPerry ($83 million)
2. @TaylorSwift13 ($80 million)
3. @Beyonce ($60 million)
Full list of ten: https://t.co/SEYIcFS1nC pic.twitter.com/HUozFzzvOZ
— Zack O’Malley Greenburg (@zogblog) 19 november 2018
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)