Make good music and the money will come.
With 2018 drawing to a swift close, Forbes has announced which women topped the charts — both musically and financially.
Thanks to a mammoth world tour, which took place between June 2017 and June 2018, Katy Perry was ranked as the best-earning female artist for 2018 with a cool $83 million.
The “Swish Swish” singer came just ahead of fellow singer Taylor Swift whose Reputation Stadium Tour helped her earn $80 million.
Beyoncé rounded out the top 3 with a significantly less $60 million as a result of the joint tour with her husband Jay-Z, On the Run II.
The Newly-cinematized singer, Lady Gaga, who garnered praise for her lead role in A Star Is Born, took home $50 million putting her in 5th place behind Pink who scored 4th place thanks to $52 million.
Jennifer Lopez came in 6th with $47 million, followed by Rihanna with $37.5 million, Helene Fischer with $32 million, Celine Dion with $31 million, and Britney Spears with $30 million.
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($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)