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Taylor Swift tops Forbes' world's highest-paid women in music list; Queen Bey follows at No. 2

The 29-year-old 'You Need to Calm Down' singer made USD 185 mn over the past year.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 02.08 PM IST|Original: Aug 27, 2019, 01.57 PM IST
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The difference between Swift and Beyoncé's estimated wealth was of over a $100 million.
Singer Taylor Swift topped the Forbes' list of top 10 highest-paid women in music for the year. As per the magazine, the singer pulled in about USD 185 million in pre-tax earnings over the past year.

The 29-year-old, on Monday, also took home the award for Video of the Year at the MTV's annual Video Music Awards.

A major part of Swift's income came from her Reputation Stadium Tour, which - according to Forbes - 'grossed a U.S.-record $266 million'. She also signed a nine-figure deal with Universal’s Republic Records, in addition to the money from her latest album 'Lover', that became the top-selling album in the US.

Last month, Forbes named Swift 2019's highest-paid celebrity overall.

Beyoncé, who reportedly raked in about USD 81 million in pre-tax earnings, took the second spot on the list. The difference between the first and second spots on the list was of over $100 million.

L to R: ​Rihanna ($62 million), Lady Gaga ($39.5 million), and Celine Dion ($37.5 million)​ also made it to the list.
L to R: Rihanna ($62 million), Lady Gaga ($39.5 million), and Celine Dion ($37.5 million) also made it to the list.

Queen Bey's On The Run II stadium tour with husband Jay-Z, her Homecoming live album and Netflix special were the major contributors towards her wealth.

On the third spot was Rihanna with an estimated earnings of USD 62 million. Katy Perry, with USD 57.5 million, was at the fourth spot, followed by Pink, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga.
From left: Katy Perry raked in $57.5 mn, Ariana Grande earned $48 mn, and Jennifer Lopez was at $43 mn​.​
From left: Katy Perry raked in $57.5 mn, Ariana Grande earned $48 mn, and Jennifer Lopez was at $43 mn.

Here's a look at the complete list:

1. Taylor Swift ($185 million)
2. Beyoncé ($81 million)
3. Rihanna ($62 million)
4. Katy Perry ($57.5 million)
5. P!nk ($57 million)
6. Ariana Grande ($48 million)
7. Jennifer Lopez ($43 million)
8. Lady Gaga ($39.5 million)
9. Celine Dion ($37.5 million)
10. Shakira ($35 million)

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