Sentence-by-sentence: Katy Perry is Highest Paid Woman in Music Business

 

According to Forbes: Forbes has made a statement saying that….

this year’s highest paid woman: this year Katy Perry made more money than any other woman…

terms like “highest paid”
best looking
most wanted
lowest scoring

in the music business: in the group of people who make music

She earned $135 million: she was paid this much money
“earned” is used when someone works for the money. If someone had simply given her $135 million for no reason, you would not say that she “earned” it.

Beating out Taylor Swift for the number one spot: winning first place on the list over Taylor Swift.
“beating out” is usually used when someone else was in that place before and another person comes along and takes the place
number one spot is the same as first place / winner

on the Forbes list of the richest women in music: the list that Forbes put together that says how much money each woman in music makes each year
woman vs women: woman is singular, women is plural

Perry’s Prismatic tour: Katy Perry’s tour is called Prismatic

earned her about $2 million per concert: she worked for the money she made from those concerts, so she “earned” it.

contracts with top brands like Covergirl, Coty and Claire’s: agreements to work for the best or very popular brands.

Even though: She wasn’t… but…

Taylor Swift was not the top earner in 2015: Taylor Swift didn’t earn the most money this year
“top earner”: the person who earned the most money

a good chance at topping the list : there is a high probability that she will be the “top earner” next year.
“topping” : a verb that means making it to the top

She is currently: right now she is…

on a world tour: giving concerts in many cities all over the world

which is earning about $4 million: that is paying about 4,000,000 US dollars

per performance: each time she goes on stage and sings

Fleetwood Mac came in third place: the band took 3rd place in the list, behind Taylor Swift

earning $59.5 million: they were paid 59,500,000 US dollars

 

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According to Forbes, Katy Perry is this year’s highest paid woman in the music business. She earned $135 million this year, beating out Taylor Swift for the number one spot on the Forbes list of the richest women in music. Swift earned $80 million.

Perry’s Prismatic tour earned her about $2 million per concert. She also earned money from her contracts with top brands like Covergirl, Coty and Claire’s.

Even though Taylor Swift was not the top earner in 2015, Forbes Magazine believes she has a good chance at topping the list next year. She is currently on a world tour which is earning about $4 million per performance.

Fleetwood Mac came in third place, earning $59.5 million.

Lady Gaga and Beyonce were not too far behind at fourth and fifth place. Last year, Beyonce held the top spot on the list.  

Other female music artists on the list include Britney Spears and Rihanna.

Sources: US Magazine, UPI