Forbes names Beyoncé music's highest-earning woman

2017-11-21 09:49

New York - Forbes has crowned Beyoncé as the highest paid woman in music.

Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105m over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year. Beyoncé's earnings were boosted by her Formation world tour last year, which Forbes says grossed $250m.

Runner-up Adele also enjoyed a successful year on the road. Her tour helped contribute to $69m in earnings.

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez complete the top five highest female earners in the business.

Dolly Parton is a surprising sixth. Forbes says the 71-year-old brought in $37m with the help of 63 shows during the yearlong period.

The rest making out the top ten include: Rihanna at number seven with $36m; Britney Spears at number 8 with $34m; Katy Perry at number nine with $33m and Barbra Streisand at number 10 with $30m.

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