Written by Sarah Iasiello, November 3, 2016

The Forbes Magazine list of the highest paid women in music has been released – so, who topped the list this year?

Well, of course it’s none other than country singer-turned-most-famous-pop star-on-the-planet, Taylor Swift!

The ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker, outstripped Adele and Madonna, with an impressive $170 million, more than double of her closest rival Adele, who earned $80.5 million. Most of the 26-year-old singer’s earnings came from her 1989 world tour, which grossed a total of $250 million. She also pocketed some serious coin for her endorsements for the Keds, Diet Coke and Apple – oh, and also shifted over three million album-worths of music.

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Tay is crowned as the world’s highest paid woman in music!

Entertainment attorney Lori Landew told the publication: “She has been building her fan base for years, and that fan base crosses multiple market segments. It’s this ability to appeal to younger and older audiences, and those in between, that makes Taylor such a sure bet with both concert promoters and brands who want to affiliate with her and with the community she has cultivated.”

Congrats, Tay!

Check out the full list of money-makers below!

Forbes‘ 10 Highest-Paid Women in Music of 2016 list:

  1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)
  2. Adele ($80.5 million)
  3. Madonna ($76.5 million)
  4. Rihanna ($75 million)
  5. Beyonce  ($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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