‘A Star Is Paid’: Beyonce, Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Rock Forbes’ ‘Highest Earning Women In Music’ List

Published: Monday 19th Nov 2018 by David

Katy Perry tops a list celebrating Pop’s highest-earning women this year!

Awesome news below…

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)

This year’s world’s highest-paid women in music list is topped by Katy who bagged $83 million this year thanks to the success of her box-office bursting ‘Witness World Tour.’

With this, she outperformed each and every one of her peers.


I don’t feel like my career is a ticking time bomb. I don’t feel like I’ll always have to be feeding the meter of show business. I got my spot, yo.


Close behind her? Taylor Swift with $3 million less.

How Beyonce picked up her $60 million?

Queen Bey had a quiet year, by her standards, until delivering a groundbreaking performance at Coachella this spring and dropping 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 our next scoring period—boosted by an inevitable deluge of new moneymaking opportunities.


In at #5, one spot beneath the Pop Rock royal Pink, is Lady Gaga with a cool $50 million earned and at #10 is  Britney Spears with $30 million secured.

Missing from this list? Janet Jackson, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande...all expected to impact next year’s party.

Figures are for pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers and estate executors. Sources include Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews and Forbes estimates


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  1. Yes November 19, 2018

    Taylor swift is always up there

  2. DanYiel November 19, 2018

    Taylor Swift will continue to sell her dry tones to the kids!! Beyoncé $60 million & Katy Perry whoa, what has she been doing?👀

    • I did it November 19, 2018

      Obviously making bank h0£! Can you read???

  3. SDSD November 19, 2018

    Wow Helene Fischer is a German Musician I never thought in a million Years she could make it on this List!

  4. G7Pat November 19, 2018

    Slay katy!

  5. Tarter_sauce November 19, 2018

    I was about to be like wth why is beyonce number #3 i know the otr2 did some numbers,but it wont be calc until next year which is understandable. Im only here for bey tbh the other ladies are ok PERIODT.

  6. Carlitos November 19, 2018

    Katy’s always on top, even when the haters are way below her! Katy’s one of the most smartest and successful entertainers we have today!

    • B2B November 19, 2018

      You are not smart talking about “most smartest” really? You can use those words to together fool. Since you have said smartest, there is no need to use most. Sorry, but that tore my nerves to shreads.

      • Spill The Tea November 19, 2018

        You can use those words together fool? Maybe read over your comment before you comment about someone else’s grammar, I believe you were meant to say can’t

  7. Kevon November 19, 2018

    Jennifer is still doing her thing

  8. Paulo November 19, 2018

    Not a huge fan of Katy but the way the media and the stans of other Pop girls went for her got her my sympathy… how you gon have a ‘flop’ album yet lead the list of biggest moneymakers with its tour? Props to her, especially for topping out Swift

  9. Moe November 19, 2018

    Jlo will always slay

  10. gina November 19, 2018

    But why is beyonces picture on the post if Katy Perry is the top money maker?

  11. Datredd23 November 19, 2018

    Rihanna needs to report Fenty Beauty earnings she has yet to do so, this is simply from music earnings with no album or tour out since 2016 wow slay!

  12. fierce November 19, 2018

    ur obsession with Bey though….Katy pic was suppose to be up there and not Bey.

  13. Datredd23 November 19, 2018

    Fenty Beauty and Rihanna declined an interview by Forbes editor and writer Tom Ward they begged her for an interview and to place her on the cover but no numbers have been released for both her businesses Savage Fenty and Fenty Beauty. These numbers are from mainly streaming from “unforgettable songs and albums “ right??? Smh her music is timeless

  14. Danyboo November 20, 2018

    How did she make all her money then?

  15. SMH November 20, 2018

    Still trying to figure out why Katy is not pictured but #3 is, she’s not even second place smh.

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