Beyonce crowned highest-earning female musician by Forbes


The magazine noted that the "Formation" singer earned a jaw-dropping $105 million before taxes, largely due to her visual album Lemonade and the Formation World Tour.

Beyonce is officially the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to Forbes' annual list.

Though Bey can now call herself the queen of music, Swift's upcoming world tour might just nap her back the top spot.

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Adele took second place on the list, having made a total of $69 million-mostly from her recent 25 tour, which concluded in late June 2017.

Celine Dion was fourth with $42 million, and Jenifer Lopez was fifth with $38 million.

Swift clocked in at $44 million, but the bronze medal comes with an huge asterisk.

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Using data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, and the RIAA, as well as interviews with industry insiders, Forbes calculates celebs' pretax income from June 1, 2016, through June 1, 2017, not accounting for fees charged by agents, managers and lawyers.

Of the ladies who just missed the top 10 were Lady Gaga, Madonna, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez, who all earned multi-millions, but not enough to crack the top 10.

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