Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Beyonce Highest Paid Woman in Music in 2014 with $115 million: Forbes

Beyonce is the highest paid woman in music
in 2014 with estimated earnings of $115
million, more than double what she pulled in
last year, Forbes magazine has said.
The huge sum, most of which was from her
world tour, propelled Beyonce, 33, from fourth
place last year and put her firmly ahead of
pop star Taylor Swift, 24, with $64 million.
Swift jumped up one spot from last year to
No. 2.
Pop singer Pink, 35, climbed up from No. 8 in
2013 to third with 52 million dollars.
“Beyonce played 95 shows during our scoring
period, bringing in an average of $2.4 million
per city,” said Forbes, citing data from the
Pollstar trade magazine.
The R&B singer’s self-titled album released
last December and endorsement deals pushed
her earnings up further assuring her the top
spot.
Barbados-born Rihanna, 26, with 48 million
dollars and Katy Perry, 30, who earned an
estimated 40 million dollars, rounded out the
top five on the annual list.
Madonna, 56, who ranked No. 1 last year,
failed to make the top 10 in 2014.
Lady Gaga, 28, slumped from No. 2 in 2013 to
ninth place this year with estimated earnings
of 33 million dollars.
Forbes compiled the list after estimating pre-
tax income calculated for the 12 months from
June 2013 to 2014 based on record sales.
The computation also includes concert tickets,
touring information merchandise sales and
interviews with concert promoters, lawyers and
managers.
It also looked at data from the Pollstar, the
RIAA (Recording Industry Association of
America) and tracking firm Nielsen
SoundScan.

1 comment:

  1. bullshit Niki minaj. is supposed to be on top

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