THE RICH LIST

2018 has been a VERY good year for K-Pez. And the rest of the pres­ti­gious list…

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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.

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