Katy Perry is the highest-paid woman in music today.The Fireworks hitmaker pulled in $83 million pretax between June 2017-2018.Perry went on a 80 date tour which grossed over $1 million per night.She also served as a the highest paid judge on American Idol reboot earning north of $20 million in total.
Arch nemesis Taylor Swift took second place taking home $80 million after releasing her Reputation album which sold two million copies worldwide in its first week. The only reason the songstress didn’t take first place is because her her Reputation Tour dates fell just outside this year’s scoring period.
Beyoncé took third place taking home $60 million from performance at Coachella this spring and dropping a joint album with Jay-Z in June.
Run hit maker Pink took fourth place with $52 million she released her version of the song “A Million Dreams” from the upcoming “The Greatest Showman – Reimagined” album a reworking of the soundtrack with contributions from various artists including Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Jess Glynne and Missy Elliott.
Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga took fifth place after being bitten by the acting bug.The actress took home $50 million for role in a Star Is Born.The film grossed over 100 million in its first week.Jennifer Lopez (Jenny from the block) took home $47 million from her limited-edition makeup collection.She was shortly named one of Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world and released a new Spanish single, “El Anillo”. The following month she released a bilingual single titled “Dinero”, featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B.
Work hit maker Rihanna took seventh place bringing in $37.5 million from Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie.Although she hasn’t gone on tour since 2016 Rihanna has managed to stay in the public eye with starring roles in films like Ocean’s 8.
Celine Dion and Britney Spears took ninth and tenth place taking home 31 and 30 million respectively.Britney Spears made most of her money from her Las Vegas tour that was the most successful residency in Las Vegas history.