Forbes magazine has released its list of the Top-Earning Women In Music 2014 and Beyonce Knowles is leading the list with a wide gap between her and Taylor Swift who is second on the list. It is the biggest year of Queen B’s entertainment career as she earns more than twice of the $53million she made last year. According to Forbes, the mother of one made her income from record sales, endorsement deals, as well as sold out concerts. The crazy in love singer and wife of Jay Z income boost is as a result of her massive tours as she performed in 95 shows that brought in an average of $2.4 million per city.
Her most recent album, Beyoncé, that was released in December 2013 became one of the year’s top sellers without any publicity. It was a surprise release and there are rumours the African American singer is about to release a second secret album.
Below is the complete list of Forbes Top-Earning Women In Music 2014
- Beyonce – $115million
- Taylor Swift – $64 million
- Pink – $52million
- Rihanna ($48 million)
- Katy Perry ($40 million)
- Jennifer Lopez ($37 million)
- Miley Cyrus ($36 million, tie)
- Celine Dion ($36 million, tie)
- Lady Gaga ($33 million)
- Britney Spears ($20 million)
According to Forbes, many women in music made money and earned double figures but their earning was not enough to get them into this year’s Top-Earning Women In Music. Some of the women that made enough to trail the top ten women on the list but not enough to be on the list are Madonna, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Miranda Lambert and Shania Twain.