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Katy Perry tops female singers in 2015 earnings


Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry has been named the highest-earning female musician of 2015, according to Forbes magazine.

The singer comes at the top of the Forbes list on Wednesday, after raking in $135 million this year, reports During the “Prismatic” world tour, which she launched in support of her 2013 album “Prism”, Perry played around 126 shows and grossed more than $2 million per city.

Her income additionally came from her deals with CoverGirl, Coty and Claire’s. “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company. I’m an  entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls,” the singer told Forbes earlier this year.

Trailing behind Perry on the list is singer Taylor Swift, who nabbed the runner-up slot with $80 million, earned mostly from the “1989” tour that followed her 2014 album of the same title. Fleetwood Mac is placed third with $59.5 million. The band, which is eligible for the list for having Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie in the line-up, made over $1 million per city during their “On With the Show” tour.

At number four is Lady Gaga, who earned $59 million from 66 shows she played during Forbes’ scoring period, her deals with Versace and MAC as well as her own “Fame” fragrance. Beyonce Knowles closes out the top five with $54.5. million.

Here’s the complete top 10 List of Forbes’ Highest-Paidfemale musicians list:

1.Katy Perry – $135 million

2.Taylor Swift – $80 million

3.Fleetwood Mac – $59.5 million

4.Lady GaGa – $59 million

5.Beyonce Knowles – $54.5 million

6.Britney Spears – $31 million

7.Jennifer Lopez – $28.5 million

8.Miranda Lambert – $28.5 million

9.Mariah Carey – $27 million

10.Rihanna – $26 million