Sounds like Taylor Swift—but, in fact, it’s her frequent competitor, Katy Perry. Largely because of her Prismatic World Tour, which is now winding down, Perry pulled in $135 million in 2015. She grossed more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows in our scoring period, and added to her total through deals with Coty, Claire’s and Covergirl.
Swift has also been having quite the year 2015, claiming the No. 2 spot with $80 million. More than a year after the launch of 1989—the top release of 2014 with over 3.6 million copies sold—her latest single, “Wildest Dreams,” has ascended to the top of the charts, boosted by a music video with Scott Eastwood.
But it was the beginning of her epic 1989 World Tour that placed her so close to the top of this list.
Taylor Swift may have gotten the most press over the past year, but it’s Katy Perry who claims the honor of being the highest-paid woman in music.
Read on to see our full list of the top ten Highest-Paid Women in Music 2015 – 2016 and the Amount EARNED so far. Click “Continue Reading“