Katy Perry Is the Highest Paid Woman in Music

The world definitely heard her roar.

Katy Perry
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Katy Perry is number one y'all. Yep, she just surpassed Taylor Swift as the highest paid woman in music. According to Forbes, the pop star makes $2 million per city she plays in, and—thanks in part to her Prismatic World Tour—raked in an estimated $135 million between June 2014 and June 2015.

As for Tay, she came in second on Forbes' list ($80 million to Katy's $135), and despite potential bad blood between the two stars, what's important here is that two women are making almost as much as their male counterparts. While Forbes won't announce the earnings of male musicians until December, they say female earnings were "competitive." 🙏

Swift and Perry probably wont frequent the same squad anytime soon, but closing the wage gap is a pretty good thing to have in common. 

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.