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Katy Perry is officially the highest-paid woman in music for 2015

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According to Forbes, Katy Perry has narrowly defeated number one seed Taylor Swift to become the highest-paid woman in music for 2015. This comes after Perry’s successful Prismatic World Tour, which reportedly pulled in “more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows,” so between that and her existing sponsorship deals, Perry made $135 million. In an interview with Forbes, Perry referred to herself as “an entrepreneur,” adding that she wants to “grab [entrepreneurship] by its balls.”

Swift came in second place, earning a pitiful $80 million. Like Perry, most of her money came from a big world tour, but her smash hit album 1989 is also still selling pretty well. If she wants to beat Perry next year, she’ll probably have to become more of an entrepreneur and start grabbing more things by their balls. The third-place spot goes to Fleetwood Mac, which is odd because Fleetwood Mac is a band, not a woman, and it’s a band with multiple members who are men. Still, the mere presence of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie is apparently good enough for Forbes, which notes that the band made $59.5 million over the last year.


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