Katy Perry is 2015's highest-paid woman in music | EW.com

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Katy Perry beats out Taylor Swift to become 2015's highest-paid woman in music

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When it comes down to dollars, pop’s top lady has been deemed Katy Perry. Forbes announced its list of 2015’s highest-paid women in music Wednesday, and Perry led the lineup, raking in $135 million this year, with most of her sales coming from her Prismatic tour.

Swift came in second with $80 million, thanks largely to the success of her 1989 tour. Fleetwood Mac grabbed the No. 3 spot with $59.5 million, also supported by a world tour in 2015. Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie’s band just edged out Lady Gaga, who came in fourth with $59 million.

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Perry dethroned Beyoncé, 2014’s top-earning female artist, and this year, Queen Bey slid back to No. 5 with $54.5 million. The drop comes from Beyoncé’s lack of new music and a tour in 2015.

Here’s the complete top 10 list:

1. Katy Perry- $135M
2. Taylor Swift- $80M
3. Fleetwood Mac- $59.5M
4. Lady Gaga- $59M
5. Beyoncé- $54.5M
6. Britney Spears- $31M
7. Jennifer Lopez- $28.5M
8. Miranda Lambert- $28.5M
9. Mariah Carey- $27M
10. Rihanna- $10M

For more on this year’s highest-paid female artists, head to Forbes.