By Scott T. Sterling
Beyoncé is number one.
Forbes has announced that Beyoncé is the highest-paid woman in music, beating out last year’s winner, Taylor Swift.
Beyoncé’s pre-tax tally was a considerable $105 million, generated through a variety of means including her most recent world tour, the Lemonade project and her athleisure clothing line, Ivy Park.
Adele took second place with $69 million, followed by Taylor Swift in third place with $44 million.
Celine Dion ($42 million) and Jennifer Lopez ($38 million) round out the top five, with both women raking in the bucks with Las Vegas residencies.