Racks On Racks: Beyonce Crowned 2014 Highest Paid Woman In Music
It’s racks on racks on racks for Beyonce (who just announced yet another release) this year. Mrs. Carter sits comfortably atop Forbes’ Top-Earning Women In Music 2014 list, pulling in a whopping $115 million. Doubling her 2013 income of $53 million, the feat was largely attributed to her year-long Mrs. Carter World Tour. This is her second time topping a Forbes list this year.
“Beyoncé played 95 shows during our scoring period, bringing in an average $2.4 million per city, according to Pollstar,” Forbes reports. “She added endorsement deals from the likes of H&M and Pepsi —plus her self-titled surprise album, which hit iTunes in December 2013 and quickly became one of the year’s top sellers—to send her income into nine-figure territory.”
Trailing behind Queen Bey is Taylor Swift, who raked in a healthy $64 million. The rankings were calculated by earnings from June 2013 to June 2014.