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Beyoncé is Forbes’ “World’s Highest Paid Woman in Music” for 2017



With the release of her album “Lemonade” and the ensuing Formation World Tour, singer Beyonce is the 2017 world’s highest paid woman in music, according to Forbes, making a whopping $105 million.

Lemonade was a hit both critically and commercially, selling an equivalent of 653,000 copies according to Nielsen Music, and the Formation World Tour grossed $250 million, Forbes reports.

2nd on the list is none other than Adele, whose third studio album “25” won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Adele, who went on her first proper tour since 2011, made a total of $69 million pretax.

Taylor Swift is 3rd on the list, carting home $44 million, although her new album “Reputation” did not fall into the considered period of June 2016 – June 2017.

See top 10 below:

  1. Beyonce – $105 million.
  2. Adele – $69 million.
  3. Taylor Swift – $44 million.
  4. Celine Dion – $42 million.
  5. Jennifer Lopez – $38 million.
  6. Dolly Parton – $37 million.
  7. Rihanna – $36 million.
  8. Britney Spears – $34 million.
  9. Katy Perry – $33 million.
  10. Barbra Streisand – $30 million


  1. beauty

    November 21, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Dolly Dolly, na you biko! She’s how old again?

  2. Prince

    November 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    All haid the

  3. Prince

    November 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    All Hail the QUEEN!!!

  4. swerve

    November 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    They say she’s overrated but she’s still getting paid though. Naysayers can choke on this one! #bestrevengeisyourpaper

  5. Mamamia

    November 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Is that photo that of Beyoncé or Rihanna? Looks like Riri up there… love riri abeg!

    • yemirae

      November 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Mistakenly liked your comment. No, that’s BEY not rih..but you can find her in 7th place..almost at the bottom of the list

    • Sammy

      November 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Please its the one and only beyonce that has the crown. Stop being pressed

  6. sweetbreeze

    November 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    well deserved. Love her or hate her, she did that! There aren’t a lot of singers who have put in as much blood and sweat into their craft as Beyonce does. This is what happens when you put your Twitter and clapback fingers aside, disregard people’s negative opinions and focus on what matters; music.

  7. Uncle

    November 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    She’s overrated, she’s fake, she’s jealous of rihanna and Kim, she doesn’t like sharing the spotlight, she didn’t birth blue, she’s Illuminati, her voice sounds horrible, she’s uneducated but somehow she’s the highest paid artiste worldwide. There’s a lesson to be learned here, people. ??

  8. Queen Bey Y'all

    November 21, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    LOL, you wish so bad it was Rihanna, don’t you? Abeg it’s Beyonce! B E Y O N C E! Your Riri isn’t there yet. Maybe if Queen Bey has mercy on her and retires, she can come up to that level. Until then, it’s Yonce bitches!

  9. Queen Bey Y'all

    November 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Look at how Bey has stretched them! Queen Bey, have mercy on them small biko

  10. Uwaneza

    November 23, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Yaaaaas love love love love love her and all her music!! she will forever be my favorite singer!!

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