Beyoncé’s always been the Queen of RnB and now she’s also the richest! American business magazine and rich-list go-to-guide Forbes have released their annual “Highest Paid Woman In Music” list and straight at the top is Queen Bey herself. Climbing from fourth place last year, in 2014 the singer has made around £72 million, almost double what she made in 2013.
A year of promoting her darker, more conceptual self-titled fifth album and the ridiculously amazing On The Run tour with her uber-rich husband Jay-Z has led her to claim the top spot, and rightfully so. Just below her is country-pop diva Taylor Swift who has earned £40 million from being pretty much everyone’s favourite go-to-gal for breakup songs.
It’s felt like a pretty quiet year for Pink over here in the UK, but it seems like she’s been doing amazing because she comes third on the list with £32 million earned throughout the year with Barbados beauty Rihanna coming just behind her with £30 million.
The rest of the list reads like a who’s who of pop music with Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Lady GaGa gracing the list as well as legendary “My Heart Will Go On” singer Celine Dion and Jenny From The Block turned Latina actress Jennifer Lopez.
Right now it seems like Beyoncé is going to be quite quiet in 2015, so does this mean Taylor Swift and her Swifties could come and take the top spot next year, especially as she’s been breaking a tonne of records. Her latest album 1989 sold just under 1.3 million copies in its first week, making her the first woman to have three albums sell more than a million copies in a single week. With a world tour pencilled in too, it’ll be hard to stop her country pop from taking over the world and making her a lot of money in the process.
Considering how fantastically wonderful and dream-like her Prismatic world tour was, Katy Perry earned surprisingly less than expected this year, bringing in £25 million but maybe she’s got something delicious up her sleeves waiting for us.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are definitely known as a power couple, but could they put all of the rumours and troubles of the past year behind them by ending the year as the richest as well? It’s very likely Mr Carter will top the men’s list when it’s released which would clearly mean Bey-Z could be the greatest couple in music ever.