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Can you guess who the highest paid woman in music is this year?

Can you guess who the highest paid woman in music is this year?

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce - three of our biggest women in music

Forbes released their annual list of the highest paid women in music for 2018, and Katy Perry came out on top.

The publication looked at the pretax intake of numerous female artists from June 2017 to June 2018. They accounted for album and concert sales, as well as other miscellaneous projects.

Perry earned $83 million for the year-to-year analysis, primarily from her live performances and television work.

She performed 80 shows of her Witness tour during the year, earning approximately $1 million for each show. The singer also served as a judge on the reboot of American Idol, with reports estimating her intake around $20 million.

Taylor Swift and Beyoncé came in second and third places, respectively.

Swift’s $80 million intake stemmed primarily from her Reputation album, while Beyoncé earned around $60 million. Her second tour with husband Jay-Z On The Run II will count mostly towards next year’s list.

The full top 10

Here is Forbes’ full top 10 list, including how much each artist made.

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)

2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

3. Beyoncé ($60 million)

4. Pink ($52 million)

5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)

6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)

7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)

8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)

9. Celine Dion ($31 million)

10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

Artists like Lady Gaga and Rihanna, by also adding major movie stars to their resume. Gaga had A Star Is Born this year, while Rihanna also boasted a turn in Ocean’s 8 over the summer.

Rihanna also has her Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie lines, which have both been massively successful. According to People, Fenty Beauty brought in $72 million of earned media value in its first month alone.

As for Perry, her fifth studio album, Witness, came out in June last year. Her tour began in September and ended only a few months ago in August.

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