Forbes names Katy Perry as 2018’s highest paid woman in music

Katy Perry Highest Paid Female Musician of 2018
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According to the calculations of Forbes, Katy Perry was the highest paid female musician in 2018, raking in $83 million (approx. £64.7m) between June 2017 and June 2018.

The majority of her annual income came from her worldwide Witness tour, which included 80 dates and averaged $1 million per night. She was also paid more than $20m for her work as a judge on American Idol.

Beyoncé, who took the number one spot last year, now sits in third place with an estimated $60m in earnings. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, has risen from third place to second place with $80m thanks to her global tour, Reputation.

You can see the top 10 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)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

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