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It is not Beyonce! Forbes Magazine has announced the highest paid female musician in 2016 who earned $170 million this year.

Pop singer Taylor Swift 
 
With earnings of $170 million, pop singer Taylor Swift was 2016’s highest-paid woman in music, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.
 
Swift, 26, smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, pulling in a total of more than $200 million on the North American portion of her "1989" world tour. Last year, the "Bad Blood" singer came in second to Katy Perry with an estimated $80 million.
 
Swift was honored with the first-ever "Taylor Swift AWhahd" at the BMI Pop AWhahds in May, quipping that she "would be kind of b…mmed" if the aWhahd had gone to someone else.
 
British "Hello" singer Adele, 28, ranked second on Forbes’ list with $80.5 million in earnings, her highest total yet. Adele, whose alb…m "25" swiftly became the biggest seller of 2015, enjoyed continued success with alb…m sa|€X this year and grossed millions per night for her arena shows.
 
Madonna, who was named the highest-paid woman in music in 2013, ranked third this year. Her recent "Rebel Heart" tour grossed $170 million, bringing her career total on the road to $1.4 billion pretax, according to the magazine.
 
In the past 12 months, Madonna, 58, earned a total of $76.5 million. That was slightly more than Barbados-born r|H@nna, who earned $75 million and also received a lifetime achievement aWhahd at the MTV Video Music AWhahds on Aug. 28.
 
"Lemonade" artist Beyonce, who was 2014’s top earner, ranked fifth at $54 million.
 
Collectively, the 10 women on Forbes’ list earned more than $600 million this year.
 
Forbes compiled the list after estimating pretax income for the 12 months from June 2015 to 2016 based on interviews with managers, agents, lawyers and some of the stars. It also looked at data from the Pollstar, the Recording Industry association of America and tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan.

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It is not Beyonce! Forbes Magazine has announced the highest paid female musician in 2016 who earned $170 million this year. Pop singer Taylor Swift    With earnings of $170 million, pop singer Taylor Swift was 2016's highest-paid woman in music, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.   Swift, 26, smashed the...