Katy Perry took home the top honors for 2018 on Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid women in music. Perry earned $83 million for the year starting June 1, 2017, beating out fellow powerhouses Taylor Swift ($80 million), Beyoncé ($60 million) and Pink ($52 million). Numbers are based on “Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews and Forbes estimates,” according to the publication.
Perry nailed the No. 1 spot because her “Witness” world tour earned roughly $1 million a night and she raked in over $20 million for her role as a judge on “American Idol.”
Last year, Beyoncé had the No. 1 spot on the list after earning $105 million pretax, largely because of her successful “Lemonade” album and “Formation” tour, which grossed a quarter of a billion dollars.
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