The highest paid singers of 2016

Forbes has released the latest rating of the richest singers .When it was compiled, the income received by celebrities from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016( net of taxes) was taken into account. In addition, Forbes figures are based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen and RIAA, as well as interviews with managers, agents, lawyers and some of the listed stars.


  • 10. Celine Dion
  • 9. Shania Twain
  • 8. Britney Spears
  • 7. Jennifer Lopez
  • 6. Katy Perry
  • 5. Beyonce
  • 4. Rianna
  • 3. Madonna
  • 2. Adele
  • 1. Taylor Swift

10. Celine Dion

Income for the year - $ 27 million

There is a good reason why this woman opens the top 10 highest-paid singers in the world. And this is not only money earned by her, but also authority as a music performer. Celine Dion sings songs in different genres, and in many languages: German, Latin, Japanese, Italian and even Chinese.

9. Shania Twain

Income for the year - 27.5 million dollars

One of the very rare female musicians with sequentially selling platinum albums. With her powerful vocal that captures the spirit, Twain conquered the hearts of millions, and her tours and concerts take place in various countries around the world.

8. Britney Spears

Income for the year - $ 30.5 million

The American singer, composer and dancer, who presented dozens of hits to fans, also owns a very successful fragrance developed in cooperation with the perfumery company Elizabeth Arden.

7. Jennifer Lopez

Income for the year - 39.5 million dollars

Luxurious Jennifer Lopez is not only among the highest paid singers of 2016, but also one of the sexiest women on Earth according to Victoria's Secret.

Her success as a singer does not fade for many years, but Jay Lo is also a successful businesswoman, she has her own lines of clothing, perfumes and accessories.

6. Katy Perry

Income for the year - 41 million dollars

Katy Perry, who topped the Forbes list last year, in this year is only ranked sixth among the richest singers. For a year she did not have a tour. But she took an active part in the election campaign of Hillary Clinton.

5. Beyonce

Income for the year - $ 54 million

American R &B singer, actress and fashion designer. The audience has always appreciated her phenomenal dance skills. Beyonce receives income not only from appearances, but also from advertising contracts with popular brands such as Armani and Tommy Hilfiger. You can expect that in the list of 2017, it will be much higher due to the sixth studio album Lemonade and world tour.

4. Rihanna

Income for the year - $ 75 million

Rihanna's position is likely to be higher next year thanks to her incredible Anti World Tour. In the same year, she received additional revenue through advertising deals with brands such as Puma, Samsung, and Dior

3. Madonna

Revenue for the year - $ 76.5 million

Madonna is often referred to in the media and the music industry as "queen of pop music".And let the Queen was not the richest, $ 76.5 million - more than many earn for living. She also owns a line of clothing and perfumes, named after herself and increasing her wealth.

2. Adele

Income for the year - $ 80.5 million

Adele stands out among the rich colleagues in the show business, because all of her revenues come from record sales of CDs and single tours. The British star rarely advertises any products or takes big fees for private concerts. Her third album "25" for the first seven days of sales sold in America with a circulation of more than 338,000 copies.

1. Taylor Swift

Income for the year - 170 million dollars

This singer is at the top of the list of the highest paid female musicians in 2016.She earned most of the money thanks to the fourth concert tour called 1989 World Tour. Swift also starred in the advertisement of dietary Coca-Cola and appeared in an Apple commercial, effectively falling off the treadmill, while still singing.