Katy Perry named highest-earning woman in music!

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Each year Forbes publish several lists ranking financially the top celebrities. After ranking fifth in 2014 Katy Perry has been named top-earning female musician of 2015. Forbes reported that Perry made $135m between June 2014 and June 2015, more than tripling her earnings from last year!

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Katy Perry out earned Taylor Swift on this years list by $55m! The two are in a rumored feud after Perry allegedly stole one of Swift’s dancers for a tour and many speculate that Swifts song “Bad Blood” was written in response to the incident.

A big surprise in the list was Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac making it into the list’s top three, reportedly making $59.5m thanks to the band’s “It’s On with the Show” tour.

Beyoncé, the “Drunk In Love” singer, topped last year’s Celebrity 100 list; though she’s since dropped to fifth place.

Forbes’ top 10 highest-earning women in music in 2015

  1. Katy Perry ($135m)
  2. Taylor Swift ($80m)
  3. Fleetwood Mac ($59.5m)
  4. Lady Gaga ($59m)
  5. Beyoncé ($54.5m)
  6. Britney Spears ($31 million)
  7. Jennifer Lopez ($28.5 million)
  8. Miranda Lambert ($28.5 million)
  9. Mariah Carey ($27 million)
  10. Rihanna ($26 million)

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