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21/11/2017 13:11 SAST

And The Highest Paid Female Musician Of 2017 Is...

The figures count all earnings between 1 June 2016 and 1 June 2017.

Beyoncé may have lost out to Adele at the Grammys back in February (nope, we’re never going to let that one go) but the ‘Lemonade’ star has triumphed on a slightly different playing field, being named the highest paid female musician in the world for 2017.

According to Forbes, Queen Bey was paid an incredible $105 million (pre-tax), with most of the cash coming from her 49 Formation World Tour dates, which grossed at over a quarter of a billion dollars.

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Beyoncé performing at the Grammys 

Adele is second place on the Highest Paid Women list, after earning an admirable $69 million thanks to her third album and subsequent tour, while Taylor Swift raked in $44 million.

In fourth place on the list is Celine Dion, with $42 million in earnings thanks to her Las Vegas residency, while Jennifer Lopez completes the top five with $38 million.

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Taylor's 2018 tour means she'll rake in plenty of cash 

The figures count all earnings between 1 June 2016 and 1 June 2017, which means sales of Taylor’s latest album ‘Reputation’ are not included. 

While Beyoncé and Adele are also currently taking some well-earned time off following their mammoth world tours - though we’re not sure how rested you can be with two babies and a five-year-old to look after... - Taylor will start a stadium tour in May next year.

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