Official: Beyonce Is The Highest Paid Woman In Music

Published: Monday 20th Nov 2017 by David

The highest-paid female entertainer in the world is…Beyonce.

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FORBES reports that Beyonce beat Madonna, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and Rihanna to become the highest-paid female entertainer in the world thanks to the $105 million she earned this year.

The publication reports…

Shortly after Adele took home the Grammy award for Album of the Year in February, she broke it in half–with the intention of physically sharing it with Beyoncé, the internet concluded—in recognition of the latter’s Lemonade. But Queen Bey won an even more valuable distinction outright: she’s this year’s highest-paid woman in music, pulling in a whopping $105 million pretax.

Lemonade was a hit with both critics and fans, giving Beyoncé her sixth solo No. 1. The ensuing Formation World Tour, much of it falling into our list’s scoring period, grossed a quarter of a billion dollars. Then she took time off as she and husband Jay-Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir this summer. Adele finished second, earning $69 million, boosted by seven-figure nightly grosses on her first proper tour since 2011.

How the list was compiled?

In order to form our list, we looked at pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017, and did not take out fees charged by agents, managers and lawyers. We gathered data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the RIAA and interviews with industry insiders. The two mononymous stars both earned tens of millions more than the rest of the pack, but there are plenty of notable names further down the list.


Exciting times for the Queen Bey.

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  1. Kyle November 20, 2017

    As she should be king B…. Queen B

  2. Ladylikey91 November 20, 2017

    Yesssssssss Queen Bish. Where’s those haters???

  3. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler November 20, 2017

    Slay trick or you get eLEMONADed

  4. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler November 20, 2017

    Beyonce is the highest grossing tour act of our time. Madge better watch out. Beyonce is coming for that #1 spot. Dont believe me just watch.

    • Belladonna November 20, 2017

      Unfortunately she’s not, she took time off to have the twins & in that time Coldplay just beat her grossing 500million witch as you know is a lot lol So for her next tour she going to need to keep going if she’s going to beat them & she won’t have the Super Bowl this time around but I believe she can do it she sells out dates in country’s she doesn’t even sell in.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler November 20, 2017

        She WILL! The Formation Tour is one of the top 3 highest grossing female tours of all time. Only person topping her on that list is Madonna with two of her tours. The Mrs Carter Show wasnt too far behind in numbers either. Beyonce is making money moves.

      • GurlWepa1989 November 20, 2017

        Taylor’s going to change that, watch!!

      • Rebel Boy November 20, 2017

        Mind you Beyoncé pulled in her numbers with the Formation World Tour with only 49 shows. Others out performed her because they did 100+ shows. If Beyoncé was to do 100+ show with the next tour. She’ll pull in half a billion dollars no problem. She did 130+ shows (arena concerts) and earned almost quarter of a billion with the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

    • Caleb November 21, 2017

      It’s certainly possible, especially when you consider Madonna didn’t start grossing those types of figures until about 20 years of her career.

  5. Belladonna November 20, 2017

    Yesss Bey!!!! Keep making that money people always try to say that she’s a flop because she can’t get a Hot 100 Number1 But she sells albums at 15.99 way more then some 1.29 ( & now mostly .69cent) & way more then a basically free stream + her tours are mega sellers. I love Rihanna,Gaga & Katy but Adele,Taylor & Beyonce of Gods of the Music industry FACT!!!!!

  6. Kris November 20, 2017

    No one ever acknowledges that even when Beyonce take a hiatus she still manages to make more coins than the ones that came before and after. It’s no secret that wyyyyyte people tell their children :12-18 demo: to avoid her, she still comes off on top naturally… that, in my opinion is what you call a legend

  7. Suicide Blonde November 20, 2017

    The fact that Madonna is in there even without doing nothing speak volumes, like she earns money sitting while the rest work like beats.

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler November 20, 2017

      Beyonce makes money while sitting at home and breast feeding her two new born twins. She’s a boss.

      • ??? November 20, 2017

        lol and how much did your dumb ass make sitting on here every day sucking that roach’s d*ck? lmao

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler November 20, 2017

        You’re just mad because nicki minaj spent all of her money supporting a p********.

    • Jasmine November 20, 2017

      @Suicide Shut up racist f a g g o t. Eat SH|T and swallow trash ho.

    • Alex November 20, 2017

      @suicide Madonna is not on the list though?? So, your point is invalid

    • Caleb November 21, 2017

      I looked at the top 10 and didn’t see her this year, which is understandable as she’s been somewhat inactive in the music industry since 2015.

  8. GurlWepa1989 November 20, 2017

    Congratulations Bey!! She deserves all the success. Taylor Swift is going to top that with this album, upcoming tour and endorsements and she’s still under 30. With no streaming and she still able to sell over 1.29 MIL in the U.S. alone. Queen Taylor #LegendaryLane

    • KIllian November 20, 2017

      This isn’t a Taylor Swift post girl.Futhermore Taylor is white ok Beyoncé earned way more in the past and with her next tour will outgross Taylor just watch now go and type this in a Taylor post.

      • GurlWepa1989 November 21, 2017

        First of all,

      • GurlWepa1989 November 21, 2017

        First of all, don’t make this about race. Music is universal. But when it comes to a post about Rihanna or other artists you all always try to compare them to Beyonce. So I’m speaking on facts and stats. Beyonce is 36 and Taylor is 28 so….Taylor already accomplished so much more than Bey. Single sales, Album sales, endorsements and more.

  9. ??? November 20, 2017

    lol i guess all these silly roaches missed the part that says “pre-tax”. but then again we all know the roach nest cant read or understand economics lmao.

    • GurlWepa1989 November 20, 2017

      ain’t that the truth!!

    • Belladonna November 20, 2017

      You know she’s the only black female artist making money like this right? Shouldn’t you just be supporting her???? I don’t like everything Bey does but this is a win!

      • GurlWepa1989 November 20, 2017

        I love B and went to all of her tours evesince her Dangerously in Love. I want her to win but the fact that this site and some people like to pit two black females against each other upsets me. Bey Vs Ri, Nicki Vs. Cardi, they all can have their own lane of success. No one is putting the white girls Selena Vs Demi and so forth…How are we ever going to progress in a black community?

      • Caleb November 21, 2017

        @GurlWepa1989 what are you saying? People are always putting those females against each other. Katy vs Taylor, Britney vs Christina, Pink vs Christina, Madonna vs GaGa, etc. etc.

  10. MessyJessy November 20, 2017

    Her slay is unreal. I haven’t seen anyone slay like this….there is no other artist that slays like this. Facts

  11. M November 20, 2017

    While that figure is OBVIOUSLY great and well-deserved considering the fact that she did work her b*** off last year and the beginning part of this year, it also goes to show you that they’re really only getting a fraction of that money. That figure was pre-tax so that means that approximately 35% is being taken right from the top. Then you have to factor in the costs to management, agents, accountants, lawyers, etc. In the end, Beyonce is lucky if she even sees 40% of that figure.

    • TRUTH SERUM November 20, 2017

      40% of 105M is more than all of us combined will see in a lifetime . GTFOH

    • Edwin November 20, 2017

      Trust me all those management fees are all write-offs, the ones who pay the most taxes are the 9-5ers. Taxes are taken off right at the top w/o any deductions (business write-offs). So when u self employed with a good accountant u keep most of ur Dough.

  12. Crookly November 20, 2017

    I would be too if i had smoke and mirrors

  13. DanYiel Iman November 20, 2017

    Everyone knows that because she puts her voice where our wallets are!! 🤦🏽‍♂️“Waiting on the “Formation Tou DVD” 📀 🐝🐝

  14. Davii November 20, 2017

    I wonder how many dïcks she had to suck and how many times she had to bleach for that 🙂

    • Caleb November 21, 2017

      Not very many.

  15. Stephy November 20, 2017

    Madonna has other business ventures dummy.

  16. Gee November 21, 2017

    This is just rehashed information because it was already reported that Beyoncé was the highest grossing artist of the year behind Puffy. So this list was a waste of time and pointless just something for Forbes magazine to do and for this blog to sing more of Beyoncé praises as it is not done enough.

  17. Liberty villanueva November 21, 2017

    I believe she earn it she came a long way with her talent as her career as a mother wife and especially as a mother gb you b you sure deserve it ma

  18. Joy November 22, 2017

    Oh, please. The only reason this happened is because you dumb ass idiots act like Beyoncé was the only celebrity in history to have twins. Yall couldn’t stop talking about this attention seeking b****.

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