Katy Perry Tops Forbes’ 2018 List Of Highest-Paid Women In Music, Out-Earns Taylor Swift And Beyonce

Queen Katy Perry is her name.

The “Roar” singer and “American Idol” judge topped Forbes‘ 2018 list of the Highest-Paid Women in Music, outperforming artists like former rival Taylor Swift and Beyonce.

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Perry earned $83 million pre-tax during the publication’s 12-month calculation cycle, compared to Swift’s $80 million and Beyonce’s $60 million.

The 13-time Grammy nominee earned nearly $1 million for each of her 80 concerts on the Witness: The Tour. Perry, 34, further padded her pockets as a judge on the recent “American Idol” reboot.

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It is worth noting much of Swift’s Reputation tour earnings and Beyonce’s On The Run II sales with Jay-Z were not included in the 2018 calculations.

The full list of top 10 earners on this year’s Forbes list, which includes the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez and Canadian sensation Celine Dion, can be seen below:

  1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
  2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
  3. Beyonce ($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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