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Taylor Swift is the Highest Paid Female Musician of 2016 with an Incredible $170million in the Last Year



taylor swift vogue 73 questions bellanaija april2016_Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 10.06.39Taylor Swift has just been named the world’s highest paid female musician of 2016 by Forbes! The 26-year-old superstar topped the list, bringing in a whopping $170 million between June of 2015 and 2016.

Taylor‘s massive earnings came due to a record-breaking North American tour as well as endorsement deals with brands like Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.

She was followed by Adele, who came in No. 2 at $80.5 million, the highest earnings of her career, thanks to album sales and a worldwide tour.

Other female musicians in the top ten included Jennifer LopezBritney SpearsShania Twain and Celine Dion, who all happen to have Las Vegas residencies.

Beyonce took the number 5 spot this year but Forbes says she might “finish much higher next year, thanks to her Formation World Tour, which grossed over $250 million. Most of that wasn’t counted in this year’s rankings: our list measures income from June 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016 before taxes and management fees. Numbers are based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen and the RIAA, as well as interviews with managers, agents, lawyers—and some of the stars themselves.

See the list below.

10. Celine Dion – $27million

9. Shania Twain – $27.5million

8. Britney Spears – $30.5million

7. Jennifer Lopez – $39.5million

6. Katy Perry – $61million

5. Beyonce – $54million

4. Rihanna – $75million

3. Madonna – $76.5million

2. Adele – $80million

1. Taylor Swift – $170million

Read more about the women and their success here.


  1. hmmmm

    November 3, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Great Job…
    Kudos to all of them..
    While I wonder at Taylor swift age she can achieve all that.. What of meeeee?????????

  2. Marlvina

    November 3, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Thanks to Kanye. Lol. Quite a sour moment when he sees this list and he finds Taylor at no.1 and Beyonce at no.5 ?

  3. amaka

    November 3, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Beyonce is no 6. Katy Perry is higher than her….

    • Yanju

      November 3, 2016 at 11:36 pm


  4. De Duchess

    November 3, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Rihanna is just the dream girl there.

    I guess she will be higher on the list next year too. All those fashion endorsements and how she helped Samsungs sales skyrocket.
    That is goals!!!!


    November 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Well done to the all the ladies. Shania Twain is rocking this list too, nice…

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