Katy Perry Crowned 2018’s Highest-Paid Female Artist

Katy Perry took home the top honors for 2018 on Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid women in music. 

The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer took in a whopping $83 million for the year starting June 1, 2017, beating out fellow powerhouses Taylor Swift ($80 million), Beyoncé ($60 million) and Pink ($52 million). 

All the figures are pretax and are based on “Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews and Forbes estimates,” according to the outlet. The magazine didn’t deduct fees from agents, lawyers and managers. 

As Forbes pointed out, Perry nailed the No. 1 spot because her Witness world tour earned roughly $1 million a night and she raked in over $20 million for her role as a judge on “American Idol.” 

Recommended For You

LetClicks GrowtHacks Program

LetClicks - Facebook Image Posts for One Click Profits

Kevin Tachman/amfAR via Getty Images
Katy Perry performs at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 on Oct. 18 in Beverly Hills.

One of the main reasons Swift didn’t outrank Perry (despite the incredible success of Swift’s album “Reputation” and the subsequent equally successful tour by the same name) is that her tour dates were outside the period for the list. 

Take a look at the rest of the 2018 list: 

  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)

Last year, Beyoncé had the No. 1 spot on the list after earning $105 million pretax, largely because of the immense popularity of her “Lemonade” album and Formation tour, which grossed a quarter of a billion dollars

Adele took second place in 2017, with $69 million in earnings, and Swift scored third with $44 million.

Head over to Forbes to read more about the annual list. 

Recommended For You

Bloggii OTO 3 4 100% Funnels

Bloggii OTO 3 4 100% Funnels

Gifzign Unlimited

Gifzign with all upsells, mockups, frames and grow

Tweet Viral - Developers License

Tweet Viral - Developers License

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!

Recommended Products

Boosted Likes (6 Months)

6 months of Boosted Likes, 1,000 - 1,500 likes per day for 1 Instagram Account.

Video Auto Click Facebook

facebook video software redirect to you affilate page on autopilot

Leave a Reply