Katy Perry Is Forbes' Highest-Paid Songstress of 2018
By Scott Baumgartner
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When it comes to top-earning women in the music world, Katy Perry reigns supreme!
On Monday, Forbes revealed their Highest-Paid Women in Music list for 2018 and the “Hot N Cold” singer once again took the top spot by earning $83 million between June of 2017 and June of 2018.
Most of her cash flow comes from her Witness tour which included 80 dates in that time period, earning over a million each time.
This is the first time she’s claimed the top spot since 2015, when she embarked upon the Prismatic tour and raked in $135 million that year.
Coming in second place for 2018 is Perry’s sometimes friend, sometimes frenemy, Taylor Swift, who earned $80 million over the same period with her Reputation album and its subsequent tour.
Placing third is none other than Beyonce, who made $60 million. If you're wondering why neither she nor Swift came out on top -- seeing how all three were on tour this year -- it's because most of Beyonce and Swift’s tour dates fell after June, meaning both will be vying for No. 1 next time.
Pink came in fourth place with $52 million and newly proclaimed movie star Lady Gaga, thanks to A Star Is Born, filled out the top five with $50 million.