Katy Perry has topped Forbes’ annual list of the highest paid women in music for 2018 ahead of peers Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.
Perry reached No. 1 on the list by earning $83 million before taxes from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018.
Perry performed 80 shows as part of her Witness tour and served as a judge on ABC’s reboot of American Idol. The pop star will be returning to the judges table for Season 17.
Swift is right behind Perry in second place with $80 million following the release of her sixth studio album Reputation, which sold two million copies worldwide in its first week and its accompanying chart-topping stadium tour.
Beyoncé comes in third place having earned $60 million. The singer, who reached the top spot in 2017, released a joint album with her husband Jay-Z in June followed by the couple launching the On the Run II tour.
The rest of the Top 10 included, in order, Pink with $52 million, Lady Gaga with $50 million, Jennifer Lopez with $47 million, Rihanna with $37.5 million, Helene Fischer with $32 million, Celine Dion with $31 million and Britney Spears with $30 million.
Some artists who pulled in double-digit millions of dollars this year, but not quite enough to make the top 10, including Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ariana Grande and Janet Jackson.
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