They Made How Much?! Who Are The Top 5 Highest-Earning Women in Music


Being a musician really pays off… literally!

Forbes just released their list of the top-earning women in music and it’s safe to say that they’re all earning a fortune! We’re counting down the top 5 musically gifted women.

#5 Katy Perry: The 30-year-old earned a total of $40 million between June 2013 and June 2014. Her endorsement deals, performances, and multiple fragrances are giving her lyrics “you’re going to hear me roar,” a whole new meaning!

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#4 Rihanna: To say Riri is “shining bright like a diamond” would be an understatement! She took home $48 million thanks to her Diamonds World Tour, endorsement deals, and clothing line. Not to mention her ability to pump out hit after hit also helps her rake in the big bucks.

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#3 P!nk: Everyone, “Raise Your Glass” for this incredibly acrobatic songstress who raked in $52 mil this year. The majority of this fortune came from her most recent tour, which reportedly grossed more than $1 million in certain cities.

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#2 Taylor Swift: It’s no shock to see Taylor on this list! The 24-year-old made a whopping $64 million this year thanks to her many endorsement deals and tour. Plus, her ability to write a hit song like a boss also most likely adds to her millions as well, right? Our guess, this is a number Taylor won’t want to try and “Shake It Off.”

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Check out the video above to see who came in at number one!

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