BEYONCE’S hit album “Lemonade”
and world tour made her the highestpaid
woman in music in 2017,
according to an annual Forbes list on
The Pop Diva edged out Britain’s
Adele and pop star Taylor Swift.
The R&B singer earned some 105
million dollars from record sales and
from her “Formation” concert tour,
according to Forbes.
She also has her own Ivy Park
fashion line and other business
Adele, whose “25” album broke
first-week U.S. sales records in
2015 and who completed her first
major tour since 2011, made second
place with an estimated 69 million
dollars, despite having no major
endorsements for other products.
Swift, who topped the last year’s list
with 170 million dollars in estimated
earnings, raked in 44 million dollars
this time despite having finished her
“1989” world tour.
The singer is expected to see her
earnings rise significantly in the next
12 months courtesy of her new album
“Reputation” – the best-selling album
of 2017 – and an upcoming tour.
Canadian superstar Celine Dion took
the No.4 spot, earning some 42 million
dollars after taking a break from her Las
Vegas residency following the death of her
husband Rene Angelil in January 2016.
Forbes compiled the list after
estimating pretax income for the 12
months from June 2016 to 2017, based
on interviews with managers, agents,
lawyers and some of the stars.
It also looked at data from the
Pollstar, the Recording Industry
Association of America and tracking
firm Nielsen SoundScan. (NAN/
Beyounce Reuter.

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