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Taylor Swift & Beyoncé Rank As The Top Two Highest-Paid Women In Music For 2019

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Aug. 26 2019, Published 6:41 p.m. ET

Please hold any interruptions, Kanye West! On Monday, August 26, Forbes Magazine revealed that Taylor Swift beat out Beyoncé Knowles as the highest-paid women in the music industry for 2019.

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Forbes debuted its 2019 list of the "Top 10 Highest-Paid Women In Music" this week and Taylor, 29, landed in their number one spot!

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According to the publication, Taylor, who recently released her new album Lover, raked in $185 million pretax over the past year.

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Most of the 10-time Grammy winner's earnings come from her Reputation Tour, which reportedly grossed $266 million. Taylor also signed a "nine-figure deal" with Universal Republic Records in 2018.

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Beyoncé, 37, stole second place on Forbes' list and brought in a whopping $81 million in pre-tax earnings.

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Most of her annual income came from the Homecoming album, the On the Run II tour with husband Jay-Z and her Netflix special.

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Rihanna, who hasn't released a new album since January 2016, ranked as the third highest-paid women in music. She made $62 million this year but majority of it came from her Fenty Beauty line.

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Other female entertainers on the list include Katy Perry, Pink, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion and Shakira.

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