Rihanna Beats Beyonce On Forbes List As Highest Paid Woman in Music



Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna has added another jewel to her crown by streaking ahead of Queen Bey on this year’s Forbes’ highest-paid women in music list.

It’s been quite a year for Rihanna, who earned US$75 million in the past 12 months, bagging fourth place on the list and comfortably pushing 2014’s top earner Beyonce into fifth spot with $54 million.

Barbados’ superstar also easily overtook last year’s number one Katy Perry, who hauled-in $41 million to take sixth place.


Rihanna, who received a lifetime achievement award at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, was narrowly edged-out of third place by Madonna. The 58-year-old Material Girl, who was the highest-paid woman in music in 2013, earned $76.5 million in the past 12 months.

Everyone nevertheless had a long way to go to come close to the whopping $170 million raked in over the past year by Taylor Swift.

The 26-year-old singer/songwriter earned more than double her nearest rival Adele, who took home $80.5 million.
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