Taylor Swift Tops 2016’s Highest-Paid Women in Music List

The “Shake It Off” starlet raked in $170 million this year, while past Stern Show guest Madonna came in third with $76.5 million

November 3, 2016
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Taylor Swift topped Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid women in music.

The “Shake It Off” singer dominated her colleagues and is reportedly set to pull in $170 million in 2016. That’s more than double what Adele, who finished second on the list, is expected to earn ($80 million).

Swift’s big year comes thanks to her extremely successful 1989 World Tour, which grossed $250 million alone, according to Forbes. She also appeared in various commercials for gigantic brands like Diet Coke and Apple.

Past Stern Show guest Madonna ranks third on the list. She’s expected to bring in $76.5 million in 2016, thanks in part to her Rebel Heart tour, which grossed $170 million.

Here’s the top 10 list:

1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)

2. Adele ($80.5 million)

3. Madonna ($76.5 million)

4. Rihanna ($75 million)

5. Beyoncé ($54 million)

6. Katy Perry ($41 million)

7. Jennifer Lopez ($39.5 million)

8. Britney Spears ($30.5 million)

9. Shania Twain ($27.5 million)

10. Celine Dion ($27 million)

h/t: Variety