Beyoncé Is 2014's Top Earning Woman in Music


Beyoncé Is 2014's Top Earning Woman in Music

Queen Bey tops Forbes's annual list, beating out Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.

Published November 4, 2014

While Beyoncé's year gets better, her pockets only get fatter. Due to the record-breaking release of her surprise self-titled album, two blockbuster sold-out tours and a wide range of high-profile endorsements, Queen Bey reigns supreme as this year's highest paid woman in music, according to Forbes.

Beating out the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez by a landslide, Bey earned a staggering $115 million this year, thanks largely in part to the platinum success of Beyoncé and the top-performing Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and the On the Run Tour.

During Forbes's scoring period, the "Flawless" entertainer played 95 shows, raking in an average of $2.4 mllion per city. In addition to her on-stage ventures, Bey dominated the business market as well, securing endorsement deals from the likes of H&M and Pepsi.

Coming second to Beyoncé is Taylor Swift, who earned $64 million, and rounding out the top three is P!nk, who earned $52 million. Coming in later on the list are Rihanna (No. 4), J.Lo (No. 6) and Miley Cyrus (No. 7).

Though the year is coming to a close, Bey has no plans of slowing down. Beyoncé: The Platinum Edition will be released on Nov. 24 and will feature additional songs, remixes, performance videos and more treats for the BeyHive.

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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