Beyoncé beat out Taylor Swift and Pink for the highest paid woman in music in 2014, according to Forbes Magazine. The ‘XO’ singer had come in at No. 4 on the list last year, after earning nearly $53 million. The 33-year-old singer’s income almost doubled, because of the release of her secret album and the subsequent ‘On The Run’ tour with husband, Jay Z. Between endorsement deals with Pepsi and H&M, her own clothing line and fragrance, and 95 sold-out ‘Mrs. Carter’ tour shows, Beyoncé brought in an estimated $115 million.
Taylor Swift during the 'Red' tour show
Despite the fact that the country-turned-pop artist, Taylor Swift, has been garnering most of the attention lately for the release of her new album 1989, Swift placed second by snagging $64 mil with endorsements and a great ‘Red’ tour. Swift is sure to rise up on the list with sales of her new album 1989 and an impending world tour.
Forbes’ highest-earning female musician of 2013 was Madonna. Following Beyoncé and Swift on the list this year are:
3. Pink – $52 million
4. Rihanna – $48 million
5. Katy Perry – $37 million
6. Jennifer Lopez –$37 million
7. Miley Cyrus and Celine Dion (tied with $36 million)
9. Lady Gaga – $33 million
10.Britney Spears – $20 million.
Other notable names like Nicki Minaj and Miranda Lambert also earned big, but didn’t quite make the cut for this year’s ranking.