Janet Jackson Earned More Money In 2018 Than Taylor Swift

Published: Wednesday 25th Jul 2018 by David

In the mid 2000s Janet Jackson‘s career found itself hanging in the balance thanks to blows it had received from Super Bowl gate, some creative missteps and the pressure to compete in a business determined to erase her contributions to Pop culture.

Now, after taking time away from the spotlight, Jackson finds herself enjoying what may be the best comeback story in years, powered by sold-out tours, new music and her decision to play by her own rules.

The sum of her success? $11 million.

Awesome news below…

Janet generated $10.9 million from touring alone this year making her one of the highest-earning acts in the world and securing her a spot on Billboard’s Highest-Paid Musicians list!


Below her? Taylor Swift.

Why? Taylor’s epic ‘Reputation World Tour’ kicked off in May meaning Billboard was unable to include its earnings when compiling this list.

The good news?

She made the list thanks to her astronomically high music sales.

Sales, which were elevated by the $2.4 million she’s earned from streaming, the $5 million she bagged via pure units and the $2 million she sees from publishing!

Congratulations to all!

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  1. Jasmine (The Original Princess) July 25, 2018

    Those news are so stupid AF. Who cares? Does your life benefit from knowing how much these people (who are overpaid lbr) made in a year?

  2. Cons July 25, 2018

    Hey Janet is a legend put some respect on her name taylor is white privilege put her in the bin

    • Janet Xone July 25, 2018

      Is English your first language?

  3. Just_blaze July 25, 2018

    she bad

  4. China July 25, 2018

    Janet is Pop music Royalty. Icon. Family Legends.

  5. Boytoy1814 July 25, 2018

    Secure da bag momma J.!!!! The tour jus started 2 wks ago & already she’s pulling in 11 million. Okrrr!
    See u Saturday Janet!!! #PanoramaFestival

  6. Lake Erie July 25, 2018

    Lmao! I bet money my girl wasn’t even trying! Get it Janet!

  7. Jeans July 25, 2018

    Slay on janet!

  8. JanFan July 25, 2018

    Girl, that is simply not true. I’m a Janet fan for 25 years in running, but Taylor Swift has made more than 100 million with her Reputation tour so far. These calculations do not add up, simply because Janet’s tour started way before and Taylor’s after these calculations had been made.

    • pat July 25, 2018

      shut up Taylor!

      • JanFan July 25, 2018

        Neveeeeerrrrrrrrrr. lol. Seriously tho, facts are facts, whether I’m a fan or not. Taylor’s not my cup of tea tbh. But any idiot can check the numbers. Janet 10+million, Taylor 100M. Also, Janet’s been touring for 2 years now so that should give you an idea of how “popular” she is. But wait and see…. New stuff coming up, and Miss J gonna burn it up!

    • xyz July 25, 2018

      Which is stated in the article as well. Of course Taylor made more, but her tour doesn’t count for the year as it started in may. Read the article

      • The Wig Snatcher July 25, 2018


      • Caleb July 25, 2018

        So then the headline is inaccurate.

    • truthtea July 25, 2018

      In all honesty, do you see fans rushing to a Taylor Swift concert the way they do Janet? No! When Taylor is 54 years old, and still selling out arenas and making 10 mill, then we’ll talk!

      • ELHarbeson July 25, 2018

        Taylor made 16 million at the Rose Bowl alone.

      • ELHarbeson July 25, 2018

        Yes I see fans rushing to see Miss Swift, Miss Jackson’s biggest turn out was 13,500 in Washington DC. Miss Swifts smallest so far was 47,800 at FedEx field.

    • truthtea July 25, 2018

      And, you seem to forget that by the time the artists pays the venue, their staff, etc….they’re only going to be pocketing about 20% of their tour revenue!

    • ELHarbeson July 25, 2018

      This did not include any of the Reputation tour, only the album sales. The tour started after the cut off date, and will fall in the 2019 totals.

  9. Yes July 25, 2018

    I don’t see the point in this comparason, since Taylor’s touring figures aren’t included. People love Bringing Taylor into things .

    • eric July 25, 2018

      I agree.

      • Hey Bey July 25, 2018

        They’re on the same list and Taylor is lower so…

  10. Keith July 25, 2018

    As a big Janet fan, i always welcome good news BUT comparing her to Taylor Swift is only for clicks and headlines, lol….congrats again to Janet and her team! As one poster said, looking forward to more success in 2019!

  11. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 25, 2018

    Stop comparing one of the greatest and most influential artists, performers and entertainers of all time to basic Swift. Janet is a blueprint- Taylor is just popular and privileged

    • ELHarbeson July 25, 2018

      You are correct, the only Jackson Miss Swift could be compared to is Michael. He released 12 studio albums her 6 so far, he released 77 singles her 36 so far, His first record charted in 1971 and he preformed until 2009 (38 years) her first record charted in 2006 it is 2018, so (12 years). He has 185.8 million RIAA certified records sold, she has 199.2 million RIAA certified records sold.

  12. Demarcus July 25, 2018

    The list is actually from the earnings of the 2017 fiscal year. Obviously, Taylor did not tour in 2017. This is awesome news that Janet is ranking in the money now it’s time for new music!

  13. Stephon Jackson July 25, 2018

    Why couldn’t the title be “Janet made 11 million” smh

  14. Music Extraordinary July 25, 2018

    Janet Jackson and Celine Dion should of been in the top two

  15. stan July 25, 2018

    i don’t like taylor swift, but this “article” is horsesh*t. why are janet and taylor singled out specifically and compared to each other?

    janet is a legend and it’s enough to highlight her accomplishment without having to drag taylor in the argument.

    • Anna July 25, 2018


  16. Erica July 25, 2018

    it was no need to compare them when Janet is like 6th top selling female on the list, this is from June 2017 till June 2018 that’s why Taylor is under she’s didn’t do anything besides her album

  17. Yandi July 25, 2018

    Janet, honey, that’s the LAST ‘ol ponytail….yaaas!! Make that money, ma ma!

  18. Lupita July 25, 2018

    Hahahahaha LOOOOL
    Taylor earned more with two repTour stadium concert than Janet with her whole tour 😀 LMFAO. This “article” is crap, like the whole site.

  19. Lisa Gallant July 26, 2018

    Look she worked hard for it but is it necessary to broadcast somene’s income-who cares-she enjoys what she does

  20. DanYiel Iman July 26, 2018

    I mean EVERYONE should have made more money then Taylor Swift…??‍♂️

  21. meng meng mok November 7, 2018

    Miss Jackson if ur nasty, please make music with Jimmy and Terry and bring back the hard beat dance music a la rhythm nation!!!!! Made for now sounds bland.

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