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Katy Perry Tops Forbes' List Of Highest-Paid Women In Music

Forbes has released its list of the highest-paid women in music for 2015, and Katy Perry came out on top.

By Ben Lawson | November 6, 2015

Forbes has released its list of the highest-paid women in music for 2015. 

#1: Katy Perry - $135 million (Video via Capitol Records / Katy Perry

Perry's Prismatic tour made 126 stops and brought in $2 million per city. That's in addition to her sponsorships with Coty, Claire's and Covergirl. (Video via Capitol Records / Katy Perry) 

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#2: Taylor Swift - $80 million (Video via Big Machine Records / Taylor Swift

Looks like Perry wins this battle in their rivalry. But Swift's world tour is grossing more than $4 million per city and is still going. Meaning, Swift could wind up on top next year. (Video via Big Machine Records / Taylor Swift

#3: Fleetwood Mac - $59.5 million

Thanks to the return of Christine McVie, the group's On With the Show tour has brought in over $1 million per city. 

#4: Lady Gaga - $59 million (Video via Interscope Records / Lady Gaga

Mother Monster stayed busy with 66 shows and sponsorship deals with Versace and MAC. Plus, she has her own Fame fragrance. (Video via Columbia Records / Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga

#5: Beyonce - $54.5 million (Video via Columbia Records / Beyonce

Queen Bey's tour with her husband, Jay Z, has grossed over $100 million at just 19 dates in the U.S. and Canada. 

The list was based on pretax income between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015.

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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