Forbes is back with their Highest Paid Women in Music for 2018 to let us know which ladies have been getting to the bag this year.
Beyoncé landed in the no. 3 slot, raking in $60 million. After welcoming her twins Rumi and Sir, it was back to the cash for Queen Bey. Her historic headliing gig at Coachella, her joint album with hubby Jay Z, Everything Is Love and their “On the Run II” stadium tour helped her bring in big bucks in a year’s time.
For a singer who has not released an album or toured in almost three years, it’s pretty impressive that Rihanna still snagged a spot in the top 10. Thanks to her Fenty empire, Rihanna took the no. 7 on the list with $37.5 million in earnings. The Bajan beauty keeps promising that a new album is coming soon, and if that’s true she is in the running to place higher on the list next year.
The no. 6 spot went to Jennifer Lopez. The singer and actress has been busy with her Las Vegas residency and it has been keeping her running to the bank. In the past year, the Bronx native has made a cool $47 million. Jenny from the Block also has a gig on the show World of Dance as a judge, which has also been quite lucrative. She hasn’t been on the big screen since 2015 with Boy Next Door but that streak is soon coming to an end. On December 21st, J.Lo’s new film, Second Act, will be hitting theaters.
Katy Perry topped the list with $83 million. Taylor Swift took the no. 2 spot with an annual earning of $80 million.
Take a look at the full top ten 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)