THE RICH LIST
2018 has been a VERY good year for K-Pez. And the rest of the prestigious list…
How much money pop’s biggest names have raked in this year...
Katy Perry has topped Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of the highest-paid women in music, with earnings of $83 million (Dhs305 million).
The 34-year-old singer earned more than $1 million for every night of her Witness: The Tour,
playing more than 80 dates during the June 2017 to June 2018 time period analysed by the US publication. In addition, she is said to have raked in a staggering $20 million after taking on a judging role on TV talent show American Idol.
Katy was followed in the list by Taylor Swift, who placed second with pre-tax earnings of $80 million (Dhs294 million). Forbes
noted that while many may have expected Taylor to top the annual nancial breakdown, many of her Reputation Stadium Tour dates fell outside of the June-June time period. Despite that, the launch of Taylor’s new album Reputation saw her top the charts worldwide, selling two million copies in its opening week, and it undoubtedly contributed to her still impressive bank balance.
The top three of Forbes’ 2018 list was rounded out by Beyonce, who raked in $60 million (Dhs220 million) thanks to her performance at Coachella earlier this year and her joint album with husband Jay-Z. Much like Taylor, Beyonce’s On The Run II tour fell outside of the time period looked at by Forbes, meaning it will be re ected in their 2019 list.
Pink and Lady Gaga nished the top ve, with earnings of
$52 million (Dhs191 million) and $50 million (Dhs184 million) respectively. Of course, making music isn’t the only way these musicians are making bank. Lady Gaga added “movie star” to her
“Forbes analysed the stars’ earnings from June 2017 to June 2018 to make the list”
résumé this year, thanks to a critically acclaimed turn in A Star Is Born alongside Bradley Cooper.
Jennifer Lopez came in sixth position ($47 million) and Rihanna was seventh ($37.5 million). Rihanna is cashing in on Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie, and although she hasn’t been on tour since 2016, Rihanna stays in the public eye with starring roles in lms like Ocean’s 8.
Russian-German singer Helene Fischer came in eighth ($32 million), and Celine Dion and Britney Spears concluded the top 10, after raking in $31 million and $30 million apiece.
There were plenty of female musicians who had pro table years but didn’t quite make the list. Among them is Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Halsey and Janet Jackson, all of whom made double-digit millions. They’ll look to crack the top 10 next year.