Beyonce Is Forbes 2017's Highest-Paid Woman In Music

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American pop diva Beyonce has been declared as highest-paid woman of 2017 in music according to annual Forbes list on Monday. The show grossed a quarter of a billion dollars with 32 shows in North America and 17 in Europe.

Runner-up Adele also enjoyed a successful year on the road.

A major contribution to the singer's financial success has her Lemonade album past year and her world tour revenue.

To form the list, Forbes looked at the pretax income of the stars from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017.

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Skylar Grey told Forbes this is because Adele's music transcends generations, genders and races and has universal appeal.

Rounding out the top three is Taylor Swift who made $44 million, which according to Forbes is a noticeable dip from her 1989 tour.

Canadian superstar Celine Dion took the No.4 spot, earning some $42 million after taking a break from her Las Vegas residency following the death of her husband Rene Angelil in January 2016.

They gathered the data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the RIAA and interviews with industry insiders.

Congrats to all the women on the list!

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