Katy Perry is the music industry’s highest paid woman of the year. The singer and songwriter nabbed the top spot of Forbes list of 2015 world’s highest paid women in music.
Perry earned $135 million this year, where most of her earnings came from her highly successful Prismatic World Tour. The concert series took the 31-year-old singer to various parts of the world where she grossed more than $2 million per city. Apart from concert earnings, Perry also landed lucrative endorsement deals with Claire’s Accessories, Covergirl and Coty.
Perry’s $135 million earnings pushed her right over Taylor Swift, who landed at number two of the Forbes’ list. Swift, who is currently on a world concert tour to promote her 1989 album, earned $80 million. The singer’s 1989 album, which was released in 2014, sold over 3.6 million copies and is still selling today.
The “Bad Blood” singer’s early 1989 world tour concert earnings has managed to push Swift to the second spot. However, with the concert show grossing around $4 million per city, Swift is in the running to land the top spot next year, according to Forbes.
Other musicians, who made it to the top 5 of Forbes’ 2015 world’s highest paid women, includes Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie with $59.5 million, Lady Gaga with $59 million and Beyonce at $54.4 million. Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Rihanna also earned a spot in Forbes’ top 10 list, with earnings of $31 million, $27 million and $26 million, respectively. American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and Country Music Awards’ Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert also joined Forbes’ list, with each earning $28.5 million.
Meanwhile, Perry recently impressed red carpet spectators during the Change Begins Within Benefit Gala held in New York City on Wednesday. According to People magazine, Perry wore a black figure hugging Yousef Al-Jasmi jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline and cape-like silk chiffon sleeves.
Apart from the Bat Woman-like ensemble, Perry also wore a pale pink Alexis Mabille gown during her stage performance. The gala event was a benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation.