BEYONCE’S hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift according to an annual Forbes list.
Beyonce the 36 years old, earned about $US105 million ($A147 million) from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to Forbes.She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests.
Adele made second place with an estimated $69 million, despite having no major endorsements for other products.
Swift, who topped the last year’s list with $170 million in estimated earnings, raked in $44 million 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.
Celine Dion a Canadian superstar took the No.4 slot, earning about $42 million 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