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Katy Perry Is The Highest-Paid Female Musician Of 2015, According To Forbes

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Somewhere, Katy Perry is roaring

Perry was named the highest-paid woman in music in 2015 by Forbes on Wednesday, after making a cool $135 million this year. The singer seemed to be somewhat of a dark horse to take the No. 1 spot, after all the attention Taylor Swift and her album "1989" received. 

"I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company," Perry told Forbes. "I’m an entrepreneur … I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls." 

The magazine reports that Perry made $2 million per city during her 126-show Prismatic World Tour and made more money from contracts with Coty, Claire’s and CoverGirl. The singer claimed the No. 3 spot on Forbes list of "The World's Highest Paid Celebrities" earlier this summer, drawing headlines for making more that Taylor Swift and Beyoncé combined. 

Swift appears second on the Forbes list with $80 million, followed by the Stevie Nicks-fronted Fleetwood Mac with $59.5 million. Lady Gaga came in fourth with $59 million and Beyoncé wasn't far behind with $54.5 million. 

In 2014, Beyoncé earned Forbes No. 1 spot for highest-paid female musician with $115 million, followed by Taylor Swift, Pink and Rihanna. Katy Perry was ranked fifth, with $40 million. 

To read the rest of the female musicians who made the list, head over to Forbes.

 

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