Beyonce Tops 2017 List Of Highest-Paid Women In Music

Queen Bey earned major bank this year.

On Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, Forbes announced their 2017 list of the highest-paid female entertainers in the music industry, recording the amount artists made between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. And, as could be expected, Beyoncé came out on top. 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.

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.

Taylor Swift came in third with $44 million. Consider her highly anticipated album Reputation dropped on Nov. 10, 2017—after Forbes' cutoff date—it's likely that she'll take first place on the magazine's 2018 list.

Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez took fourth and fifth place, earning $42 million and $38 million, respectively.

Others big names on the list include Dolly Parton, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Barbra Streisand.