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

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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.

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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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