Forbes has named Katy Perry as the highest paid woman in music in 2018. The business magazine estimates that Perry, 34, earned $ 83 million (£ 64.7 million) in the period from June 2017 to June. of 2018.
Perry played 80 dates on the world tour of his fifth album, Witness, during that period, raising more than $ 1 million per night, in addition to earning more than $ 20 million for his work as a judge on American Idol. She rises from ninth place in 2017.
Beyoncé, 37, the highest paid woman in Forbes music last year, falls to third place ($ 60 million): her recent tour On the Run II with her husband Jay-Z fell mainly outside of her scoring period .
Taylor Swift, 28, climbs from third place in 2017 to the second year ($ 80 million). Many of the dates of the world tour of his sixth album, Reputación, will count towards the 2019 ranking. Swift recently left his long-term record label to sign with Republic Records and Universal Music Group, whose financial terms have not been made public.
This year's list contains many of the same artists as last year, Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez among them, and one of them, the Russian-German star Helene Fischer, in eighth place. Fischer, 34, is a Schlager-esque singer, a sentimental German pop tradition that shares themes with country music.
Their eighth album, namesake, debuted at number 1 on the album charts of Austria, Germany and Switzerland in May 2017. It has been certified nine times platinum in Germany and Austria, where it has sold more than 1 million copies. Forbes says that his appearance on the list, with earnings of $ 32 million is largely due to a successful tour that brings "seven figures per stop."