Katy Perry, Taylor Swift Top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Female Musicians List

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Katy Perry is the highest-earning female musician of 2015. The singer comes at the top of the Forbes list revealed on Wednesday, November 4 after raking in $135 million this year, thanks in large part to her “Prismatic” world tour.

During the tour, which she launched in support of her 2013 album “Prism”, Perry played around 126 shows and grossed more than $2 million per city. Her income additionally came from her deals with CoverGirl, Coty and Claire’s.

“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” the “Roar” singer told Forbes earlier this year. “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”

Trailing behind Perry on the list is her rumored nemesis Taylor Swift, who nabs the runner-up slot with $80 million earned mostly from the “1989” tour that followed her 2014 album of the same title.

Fleetwood Mac is placed third with $59.5 million. The band, which is eligible for the list for having Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie in the line-up, made over $1 million per city during their “On With the Show” tour.

At No. 4 is Lady GaGa who earned $59 million from 66 shows she played during Forbes’ scoring period, her deals with Versace and MAC as well as her own “Fame” fragrance. Beyonce Knowles closes out the top 5 with $54.5. million.

Katy Perry – $135 millionTaylor Swift – $80 millionFleetwood Mac – $59.5 millionLady GaGa – $59 millionBeyonce Knowles – $54.5 millionBritney Spears – $31 millionJennifer Lopez – $28.5 millionMiranda Lambert – $28.5 millionMariah Carey – $27 millionRihanna – $26 million

© AceShowbiz.com

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