Forbes: The 10 Highest Paid Women In Music 2016
Find out where Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and more fall on the highest female earners list.
1. 10. Celine Dion -$27 million
There's no stopping superstar Celine - her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas has been a huge money-maker for her this year. A legend in her own right, her 8-figure earnings are a testament to her hard work and incredible voice.
2. 9. Shania Twain - $27.5 million
Officially the highest paid woman in the country music world this year, Shania has followed in Celine's footsteps and bagged herself a lucrative residency in Las Vegas.
3. 8. Britney Spears - $30.5 million
Spears was added to the Sin City alumni after signing a two-year $35 million deal to continue her Planet Hollywood residency. Other ventures include a mobile game, another perfume launch and a brand new album entitled 'Glory'.
4. 6. Katy Perry - $41 million
Katy Perry topped the Forbes list last year thanks to her hugely profitable Prismatic World Tour. A year on, she's still reaping the rewards from touring as well as becoming the new face of Covergirl. Endorsements from H&M and Claire's accessories soon followed.
5. 5. Beyonce - $54 million
Sitting pretty at number 5 is the Queen of R&B herself. Bey's hugely successful, and now completed, Formation World Tour grossed a whopping $250 million during it's run, with her sixth studio album 'Lemonade' raking in more big bucks for the singer.
6. 4. Rihanna - $75 million
If there's one woman that made 2016 her year, it's RiRi. After dropping her eighth studio album 'Anti' in January, the star earned herself her 21st top five single, matching that of Elvis Presley. Her FENTYxPUMA range was also highly profitable, as well as her deals with Dior, Stance and Samsung.
7. 3. Madonna - $76.5 million
Another pop legend, Madge's Rebel Heart Tour recently earned the star a huge $170 million, bringing her entire career touring total to a staggering 1.4 billion. Her Material Girl fashion line continues it's success, as well as her perfume deals.
8. 2. Adele - $80.5 million
A record-breaking album, a world-wide showstopper tour, a legendary slot at Glastonbury... it's no wonder that British belle Adele has ranked so high on the list this year. 2016 marks her highest earning year to date, proving that endorsement deals fashion lines don't always top pure, undeniable talent.
9. 1. Taylor Swift - $175 million
According to Forbes, the country-turned-pop star pulled in a quarter of a billion dollars for her record-breaking 1989 World Tour. This, paired with her various endorsement deals from Apple, Coca Cola and Keds, make her the highest paid woman in music this year.