Katy Perry Named Forbes’ Highest-Paid Female Musician in 2015


Katy Perry has topped Forbes’ 2015 list of highest-paid women in the music industry.

According to Forbes, the “Roar” singer earned $135 million this year, largely in part from her Prismatic World Tour, putting her at the #1 spot. During the publication’s scoring period, Perry, 31, grossed more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows.

She also had endorsement deals with Coty, Claire’s, and Covergirl.

Taylor Swift, 25, earned $80 million following the release of her latest album, 1989, and came in second place to Perry.

The two have had a well-documented rivalry more recently. Swift reportedly wrote her mega hit “Bad Blood” about a feud with Perry.

Swift’s latest single, “Wildest Dreams,” has now risen to the top of the charts, and she is on track to top next year’s list, Forbes reports.

Fleetwood Mac earned the #3 spot, bringing in $59.5 million with the group’s “On With The Show” tour, which consisted of 86 concerts during Forbes’ scoring period.

Although the band consists of three men, it’s two leading ladies, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, made them eligible for the list.

Lady Gaga, who played 66 shows and cashed in with endorsement deals from Versace and MAC, made $59 million and took the #4 spot.

Beyoncé earned $54.5 million this year, making her the fifth highest paid female in the music biz.

Aside from the combined $100 million earnings for her “On The Run” tour with husband Jay Z, the singer had deals with Pepsi and L’Oréal, as well as her signature perfume, Heat.

See Forbes’ full list of Top-Earning Women in Music here.


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