Beyoncé edges out Taylor Swift to be named highest paid woman in music
Beyoncé has been named as the highest paid woman in music, netting a colossal $115 million in 2014.
The singer, who released her self-titled fifth album at the tail end of 2013, has signed two huge endorsement deals with Pepsi and H&M and toured extensively.
Taylor Swift was second with earnings of $64, with P!nk third with $52 million and Rihanna in fourth with $48 million and Katy Perry in fifth with $40 million.
Jennifer Lopez came in sixth with $37 million, with Miley Cyrus and Celine Dion jointly in seventh with earnings of $36 million, Lady Gaga came ninth with $33 million and Britney Spears rounded off the top 10 with $20 million.
There was no place in the Top 10 for Madonna, Nicki Minaj and Alicia Keys.
The figures are calculated by Forbes Magazine, who calculate the totla based on the artist's earnings between June 2013 and June 2014. They take into account income from touring, record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures.