Katy Perry Is 2015's Highest-Paid Woman in Music

Katy Perry Is 2015's Highest-Paid Woman in Music
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Katy Perry's roar just keeps getting louder! Forbes has named her the world's highest-paid women in music 2015. 

According to the magazine, the "Firework" singer raked in a total of $135 million this year, which means she nabbed the top spot by a landslide. Behind her, Swift claimed the No. 2 spot with a cool $80 million.

Perry owes most of her financial success to her Prismatic World Tour, which grossed more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows during Forbes's scoring period. Lucrative deals with Coty, Claire's, and Covergirl also substantially drove up her income.

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"I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company," Perry told Forbes for their Celebrity 100 story this past summer. "I'm an entrepreneur. ... I don't want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls."

Rounding out the list's top three spots is female-fronted rock band, Fleetwood Mac with $59.5 million, followed by Lady Gaga in fourth with $59 million, while Beyoncé's $54.5 million puts her in fifth place.

 
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