Taylor Swift Tops Forbes’ List of 2016’s Highest-Paid Women in Music, Dethrones Katy Perry

Taylor Swift perfoms onstage during the Formula 1 USGP on October 22, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
Taylor Swift perfoms onstage during the Formula 1 USGP on October 22, 2016 in Austin, Texas. John Shearer/LP5/Getty Images for TAS

Cha-ching! Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ list of 2016’s highest-paid women in music. The “Welcome to New York” singer, 26, beat out fellow songstresses Beyoncé, Adele, Rihanna and even frenemy Katy Perry.

Swift, who earned a whopping $170 million in 2016, earned the majority of her cash from her 1989 World Tour, Forbes notes. She also appeared in commercials for Keds and Diet Coke, and let’s not forget when she fell off the treadmill in Apple’s TV spot.

Swift’s earnings lead her to dethrone 2015’s highest-paid woman in music, Perry. (The “Rise” singer, 32, fell to sixth place this year, behind — surprisingly! — Beyoncé, who came in fifth.)

Adele comes in second. The “Hello” singer, 28, earned a reported $80.5 million, namely from her 25 album sales.

In third place is Madonna, who also had a successful world tour this year. The 58-year-old Rebel Heart songstress earned a reported $76.5 million, according to Forbes.

See the complete list below:

1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)

2. Adele ($80.5 million)

3. Madonna ($76.5 million)

4. Rihanna ($75 million)

5. Beyoncé ($54 million)

6. Katy Perry ($41 million)

7. Jennifer Lopez ($39.5 million)

8. Britney Spears ($30.5 million)

9. Shania Twain ($27.5 million)

10. Celine Dion ($27 million)

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