Taylor Swift Tops Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Women in Music for 2019


It's Taylor Swift's world right now, and we're all just living in it. After dropping her highly anticipated new album Lover this past Friday, Swift has now topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid women in music for 2019. She hauled in an enormous $185 million over the past year, more than doubling the amount earned by runner-up Beyoncé, who collected $81 million from her On The Run II stadium tour with JAY-Z, Homecoming live album and Netflix special. Rihanna, Pink and Katy Perry round out the top five on the list. Ariana Grande used a couple of chart-topping albums to secure the sixth spot, while veteran performers Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Shakira filled out the top 10. Here are the female artists who made up this year's Forbes list:

Forbes' Top 10 Highest Paid Female Artists:
  1. Taylor Swift, $185 million
  2. Beyoncé, $81 million
  3. Rihanna, $62 million
  4. Katy Perry, 57.5 million
  5. Pink $57, million
  6. Ariana Grande, $48 million
  7. Jennifer Lopez, $43 million
  8. Lady Gaga, $39.5 million
  9. Celine Dion, $37.5 million
  10. Shakira, $35 million