Beyoncé, J Lo, and Rihanna Top Forbes' Highest Paid Women in Music

Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Rihanna

BeyoncéJennifer Lopez, and Rihanna are all among the Top 10 spots of Forbes' 2017 Highest Paid Women in Music category in its new list released on Monday, November 20. 

Beyoncé topped the list this year bringing in a solid $105 million dollars before taxes over the past year, according to Forbes. Between her album LEMONADE and "Formation Tour" (which grossed approximately $250 million), and Ivy Park fashion line and other business ventures, it is no surprise Queen Bey earned as much money as she did. Not to mention, Beyoncé managed to pull this off despite taking time off with husband Jay-Z to welcome their twins Sir Carter and Rumi this past summer.


Jennifer Lopez (#5) rounded out the top five with earning $38 million this past year, boosted by her new TV show World Of Dance, where she is both a judge and a producer.

Rihanna came in at spot #7 earning $36 million. Rihanna may not have released an album this year, but she collaborated with DJ Khaled on the radio hit "Wild Thoughts," while also working on her new beauty line, Fenty Beauty. Riri also delivered one of the performances of her career on N.E.R.D.'s comeback single, "Lemon."


Here is the list of Forbes' 2017 Top Highest-Paid Women in Music:

1. Beyoncé $105 million

2. Adele $69 million

3. Taylor Swift $44 million

4. Celine Dion $42 million

5. Jennifer Lopez $38 million

6. Dolly Parton $37 million

7. Rihanna $36 million

8. Britney Spears $34 million

9. Katy Perry $33 million

10. Barbra Streisand $30 million

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