Beyonce turns 2017’s highest-paid woman in music

Posted By: Patience Rutayisire - On:22/11/2017
Her new album reputation is the best-selling record of the year but Taylor Swift has lost her crown as the worlds top-earning female artist. Heres who has replaced her.

Adele, whose 25 album broke first-week US sales records in 2015 and who completed her first major tour since 2011, made second place with an estimated $US69 million, despite having no major endorsements for other products.

 Taylor Swift still earned a decent amount, despite losing No. 1 place.

Taylor Swift still earned a decent amount, despite losing No. 1 place

Swift, who topped the last year’s list with $US170 million in estimated earnings, raked in $US44 million this time despite having finished her 1989 world tour.

The singer is expected to see her earnings rise significantly in the next 12 months courtesy of her new album Reputation, the best-selling album of 2017, and an upcoming tour.

Canadian superstar Celine Dion took the No. 4 spot, earning some $US42 million after taking a break from her Las Vegas residency following the death of her husband Rene Angelil in January 2016.

Beyonce has earned a LOT of money in 2017.

Beyonce has earned a LOT of money in 2017.

Forbes compiled the list after estimating pretax income for the 12 months from June 2016 to 2017, based on interviews with managers, agents, lawyers and some of the stars.


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