Taylor Swift recently dethroned Katy Perry as the highest paid female singer of 2016.
According to Forbes, the “Bad Blood” singer earned a massive $170 million this year alone. What contributed to her earnings are her tours, albums and appearances. Pollstar reported that Swift earns approximately $4.3 million per city in her North American tour. She also has contracts with Keds, Apple and Diet Coke. This year also marks Swift’s highest earning to date ever since she started in the industry 10 years ago.
Meanwhile, Swift’s ranking led her to dethroning Perry, who was named as the highest paid woman in music in 2015. This year, Perry landed in the sixth spot after Beyonce. Adele came in second place with her $80.5 million earning. Behind her is Madonna who earned an estimated total of $76.5 million this year.
In other news, Swift made a special appearance at the Country Music Awards 2016 on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The “Shake It Off” singer presented the Entertainer of the Year trophy to Gareth Brooks. Swift, who started her career in the country music genre, also received the same recognition in 2009 and 2011. She was also nominated in the same category in 2012 and 2013, according to USA Today.
“Hi, Nashville! It’s been almost 13 years since I came to Nashville with a dream of being a songwriter and a recording artist. And I learned so much about what it means to be an entertainer from the remarkable artists in this arean tonight,” she said.
Swift’s arrival at the CMA’s 2016 came as a surprise to fans and attendees who thought that the singer will never set foot at the event again. In 2014, Swift just released her controversial “1989” album around the same time that the CMA’s aired. Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood poked fun at the singer by saying, “Country music’s just gonna have to shake it off.”