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Katy Perry tops Forbes’ 2018 list of highest-paid women in music

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Jakarta  /  Wed, November 21, 2018  /  05:32 pm
Katy Perry tops Forbes’ 2018 list of highest-paid women in music

American singer and songwriter Katy Perry arrives at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18 in Beverly Hills, the United States. (AFP/Valerie Macon)

Katy Perry has topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid women in music. 

The pop star, known for hits such as “Teenage Dream” and "Roar", made most of her chart-topping earnings from her "Witness: The Tour", which saw her play 80 dates, grossing US$1 million per show.

Perry’s total earnings this year were marked at $83 million, which is calculated to be $20 million more than Beyoncé, who topped as the highest-paid woman in music last year.

About $25 million of Perry’s earnings came from her seat as a judge on ABC television network’s American Idol, according to Channel News Asia

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“I got paid, like, more than, like, pretty much any guy that’s been on that show,” Perry said to E! News.

On the list, Taylor Swift ranks second with $80 million and Beyoncé is in third place with $60 million.

However, Forbes’ data revealed that there were profits from Beyoncé’s "On The Run II Tour" held the past summer that were not included in this year’s calculations.

According to the magazine, much of the tour will be reflected in its next scoring period.

Perry is currently promoting her next project, which will come out just in time for the holidays, with the hashtag #CozyLittleChristmas on her Twitter account. 

Below is the full list of Forbes' highest-paid women in music. (acr/wng)

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)

2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

3. Beyoncé ($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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