Forbes names Beyonce music's highest-earning woman

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NEW YORK (AP) - Forbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music.

Forbes magazine said the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year. Beyonce's earnings were boosted by her "Formation" world tour last year, which Forbes says grossed $250 million.

Runner-up Adele also enjoyed a successful year on the road. Her tour helped contribute to $69 million in earnings.

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez complete the top five highest female earners in the business.

Dolly Parton is a surprising sixth. Forbes said the 71-year-old brought in $37 million with the help of 63 shows during the yearlong period.



 
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