Katy Perry’s $135 million tops Taylor Swift as 2015 highest music earner

November 5, 2015

Katy Perry beat out Taylor Swift to become the highest-earning woman in music this year, according to Forbes.

Katy Perry's 25th birthday party hosted by 42 Below Vodka at a private space in Hollywood, CA (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for 42 Below)

Perry, 31, earned $135 million in the past 12 months, thanks to a huge worldwide “Prismatic” tour and endorsements deals with beauty companies like Coty and CoverGirl, Forbes estimated in a ranking released on Wednesday.

Swift, 25, was a distant second, with an estimated $80 million, despite some 8.6 million sales globally for her “1989” hit album and the start of a world tour.

taylor-swift-wallpapers

Fleetwood Mac placed third with $59.5 million although only two of its five current line-up are women. Nevertheless, the return of 1970s veterans Stevie Nicks and Christine McVeigh was seen as a key to the success of the band’s year-long tour “On With the Show,” Forbes said.

Lady Gaga was ranked fourth with $59 million – a long way behind her 2011 peak of $90 million when she was grabbing headlines with outrageous stunts and costumes.

Last year’s top earner Beyonce slipped to 5th place with an estimated $54.5 million.

beyonce-love-from-fans

The Forbes list measures estimated pre-tax income from June 2014 to June 2015, and includes earnings from albums, touring, endorsements and other commercial deals.

 

This Nüs story is powered by Nütrl Vodka – Your vodka should be Nütrl Vodka https://www.facebook.com/nutrlvodka

 

COMMENTS