Rihanna Joins Beyoncé on Forbes List of Highest-Earning Women in Music

by Marie Lewis

Forbes dropped their list of highest-earning women in the music industry this week, with Rihanna and Beyoncé gracing the list and making the Top 7 of 10.

Beyoncé came in third place earning a cool $60 million dollars, sourcing majority of her earnings from the The Carters, Everything Is Love album, On The Run II Tour, and the iconic 2-day Coachella performance. Queen Bey can now add her Forbes ranking to her many accomplishments as a recording artist. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recognized her as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s. In just ten years, Beyoncé has sold 17.2 million albums as a solo artist and 17 million albums with Destiny’s Child.

In Seventh place, the Bajan beauty mogul eared $37.5 million dollars across Fenty Beauty, SavageXFenty, and collaborations with Puma. Despite new music on the back burner, Rihanna leverages the support of  the Riri Navy, continuing to make herself accessible through consumer products and apparel. Congrats, ladies–and crowns up!

See below for the acclaimed Forbes list:

  1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
  2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
  3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
  4. P!nk ($52 million)
  5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
  6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
  7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
  8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
  9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
  10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

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