It can be tough to be a woman on top in the music industry. It’s also a struggle to stay on top each year as new artists break out, records smash the glass ceiling, and the world’s economy rolls around doing its own thing.
The current top five women on this list are all no strangers to the fame game and the music industry. They have been making waves for many years, proving their staying power and showing that they mean business.
This global superstar has been in the public eye since the early 1990s. Pink was originally a member of a girl group called Choice. She struck out on her own in the late 1990s and hasn’t looked back since.
This woman is a rebel and a rulebreaker, and has always done music her way. She made a name for herself by refusing to conform to the idea of what a pretty young female singer should look and sound like – and it has paid off. Last year, Pink pulled in $57 million according to Forbes.
Another woman who refused to get labelled a pop princess, Katy Perry has consistently been in Forbes’ list of top female earners for the last few years – making it to the number one spot in 2018.
The singer has worked hard to constantly reinvent her look to keep fans on their toes, but has stayed true to her signature sound. Perry has also diversified by moving into reality television and now works as a judge on the US Voice.
This good girl gone bad has been steadily climbing the rankings just like onlineslots.com.sg and she breached the top five last year with quite the jump from seventh place. However, it’s interesting to note that her earnings have not been music-related.
The singer hasn’t released much in the way of new music lately. What she has done, though, is build an empire using her public image and personal brand. Her income has reportedly come from her lingerie and makeup brands – Savage Fenty and Fenty Beauty, respectively.
This woman really has earned the moniker Queen Bey. She is constantly pushing her music, her personal brand, and her business empire – and she keeps it classy the whole time.
Her fans also love her because she is so real and open with them. In fact, she really opened the doors into her private thoughts with her Netflix documentary that came out last year called Homecoming.
From cute country teenager to global pop icon, this is a woman who knows how to command a crowd and an empire – and she only just turned 30.
Taylor Swift has broken so many records over the years, but her debut album in 2006 took the cake by holding onto the title of longest-charting album of the decade in the US even though there were still four years left of the decade when it came out. In 14 years, she has released 7 albums and each one has been a massive hit.