Beyonce was the female artist better paid in music in 2014, with estimated earnings of 115 million dollars, more than double last year, according to the specialized magazine Forbes. The figure, mostly thanks to his world tour, led to the 33-year-old singer from last year's fourth place to the top of the list, ahead of pop star Taylor Swift, 24, with earnings of $ 64 million, who climbed one spot from last year. Pop singer Pink, 35, rose to third place from eighth in 2013 with earnings of $ 52 million.
"Beyonce performed 95 shows during the period we have, averaging $ 2,4 million per city," Forbes said, citing data from the Pollstar trade magazine. The R&B singer's self-titled album released in December plus promo deals boosted her earnings even further securing her top spot on the chart. Rihanna, 26, born in Barbados, with $ 48 million, and Katy Perry, 30, with earnings of $ 40 million, were the remaining artists to make the top five on the annual list.
For her part, Madonna, 56, who topped the list last year, was not in the top 10 of 2014. Lady Gaga, 28, fell from number two in 2013 to ninth with estimated earnings of $ 33 million. . Forbes compiled the list after estimating pretax income calculated for the 12 months from June 2013 to 2014 based on record sales, concert tickets, tour item sales, and interviews with concert promoters, attorneys and agents. It also took information from Pollstar, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the monitoring firm Nielsen SoundScan.
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