Katy Perry Beats Taylor Swift In Forbes List

Katy Perry pays $83 million pretax she earned in 2018.

US singer Katy Perry announced Monday that she is stepping back from music to focus on other interest’s in her life.

Katy Perry is music’s highest-paid woman, Forbes announced this week, thanks to the $83 million pretax she earned in 2018.

Perry’s payday comes courtesy of a recent tour, titled Witness: The Tour, with Forbes reporting she grossed more than $1 million a night, as well as from her judging stint on “American Idol.”

Swift came in second with $80 million, with the Forbes list acknowledging that she may have placed first if many of the dates of her Reputation stadium tour didn’t fall outside the ranking’s June 2017-June 2018 time window.

Beyonce comes in third on the list with $60 million, thanks to her quiet year following the birth of her twins, Rumi and Sir, in June 2017. Just like Swift, many of Beyonce’s On The Run II tour dates fell outside the list’s scoring period, impacting her standing.

Rounding out the top five is Pink in fourth place with $52 million and Lady Gaga in fifth with $50 million.

See the full list below,

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)

2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

3. Beyoncé ($60 million)

4. Pink ($52 million)

5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)

6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)

7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)

8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)

9. Celine Dion ($31 million)

10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019.