Taylor Swift, Shania Twain Top Forbes’ 2016 Highest-Paid Women in Music List
Two of country music's leading ladies are named among the highest paid women across all of music for 2016.
Forbes Magazine has tapped Taylor Swift as the highest ranking woman in the music industry, earning $170 million this year, while Shania Twain rounds out the Top 10 with a revenue of $27.5 million for 2016. A majority of Swift's earnings come from the success of her 1989 Tour that travelled all across the world and raked in more than $250 million. Her massively successful 1989 album and branding deals with Diet Coke, Apple and Keds also contributed to her yearly earnings.
A portion of Twain's revenue came from her Las Vegas show Shania: Still the One, which closed its doors in December of 2014. She was named the 2016 CMT Artist of a Lifetime, the first female to claim the title, at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony in Nashville. It was also recently announced that she'll be awarded the Icon Award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 9. Twain has plans to release a new album in the near future, with her last studio album release being 2002's Up!.
Other female superstars making the list are Adele ($80.5 million), Madonna ($76.5 million), Rihanna ($75 million), Beyonce ($54 million) — who rocked the country music world at the 2016 CMA Awards with her performance of "Daddy Lessons" with the Dixie Chicks — Katy Perry ($41 million), Jennifer Lopez ($39.5 million), Britney Spears ($30.5 million) and Celine Dion ($27 million).
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