Score one for Katy Perry! The ‘Roar’ singer topped Taylor Swift as the biggest money making musician in 2015 with a whopping $135 million. Cha-ching!
The infamous rivalry between Taylor Swift, 25, and Katy Perry, 31, may be heating up once again after the “Firework” singer was announced as the highest paid musician for 2015! With a whopping $135 million under her belt, Katy crushed Taylor as the biggest money maker in the music world. Keep reading to find out how much Katy beat Taylor by.
With her Prismatic World Tour grossing more than $2 million per city, Katy proved that girl power really is quite powerful. But it didn’t come easy. Her work ethic is obvious considering she played 126 shows in the scoring period, where Forbes collects the earnings of each musician. During 2014-2015, Katy played the most shows out of any artist in the Top 10 during that time. WOW. Let’s also not forget Katy’s killer Super Bowl Halftime performance including that sexy shark. Not only does Forbes collect the earnings from concerts, but record sales, publishing, endorsements, and other business ventures are in the mix too.
Whats shocking is that how far Taylor was behind. The 1989 artist came in 4th place with $80 million for this year. While this is an astonishing amount of money, it’s over $30 million less than her rival which has to bother T-Swift right? But don’t feel too bad for her. Taylor and her and long-time boyfriend, Calvin Harris, 31, were named Forbes’ highest earning celebrity couple of the year. Congrats!
Katy’s victory is the latest in a long fued that allegedly started when Taylor felt that Katy, stole her back-up dancers. Then there’s the John Mayer drama, who Katy romanced after Taylor had her turn. Not to mention what had to be the biggest video of the year for Taylor’s diss track, “Bad Blood”. I mean, who can really keep up?! Regardless, the ladies are sweeping the nation one tour at a time!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Katy is the top-earning musician of 2015?! Do you think Taylor will come in 1st place next year?! Let us know your thoughts!