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Only 5 Female Artists In Forbes List Of Highest Paid Musicians Of 2017


Pop star Beyonce was the top-paid female artist, according to the Forbes highest-paid musicians list of 2017, she earned an estimated $105 million for the year, thanks to the top-grossing Formation World tour and hit album Lemonade.

Interestingly… just five in the top 5 musicians are females!

Adele ranked No. 2 on the list, followed by Taylor Swift ($44 million), Celine Dion ($42 million), and Jennifer Lopez ($38 million).

5 Female Artists who made it to the Forbes list of highest paid musicians of 2017:

Beyonce, Adele, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, And Jennifer Lopez

The Top 5 Highest Paid Female Musicians Of 2017

  1. Beyoncé ($105 million)
    Cash cow: Formation tour and and hit album Lemonade
    Overall Ranking: No. 2
  2. Adele ($69 million)
    Cash cow: “25” album and tour
    Overall Ranking: No. 9
  3. Taylor Swift ($44 million)
    Cash cows: Endorsements, catalogue
    Overall Ranking: No. 17 (tie with Luke Bryan and Jay-Z)
  4. Celine Dion ($42 million)
    Cash cows: Touring, Las Vegas residency
    Overall Ranking: No. 20
  5. Jennifer Lopez ($38 million)
    Cash cows: Las Vegas residency, “World of Dance” TV show
    Overall Ranking: No. 25 (tie with The Chainsmokers)

Top 10 highest-paid musicians of 2017 below:

Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy has once again been crowned the highest-paid artist, with Beyoncé, Drake, The Weeknd, and Coldplay trailing behind.

1. Diddy ($130 M)
2. Beyoncé ($105 M)
3. Drake ($94 M)
4. The Weeknd ($92 M)
5. Coldplay ($88 M)
6. Guns N’ Roses ($84 M)
7. Justin Bieber ($83.5 M)
8. Bruce Springsteen ($75 M)
9. Adele ($69 M)
10. Metallica ($66.5 M)

The list is based on pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017, and does not subtract fees charged by agents, managers and lawyers.

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Mindy Wright
Philadelphia native Mindy is passionate about creating lists about anything and everything. She recently moved to New York. Mindy is a frequent keynote speaker at prestigious conferences and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Her favorite Quote: "It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it!” Voracious reader. Writer + Editor + Philly girl.
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