Beyonce earned $US105 million ($A147 million) throughout 2017 (actually from June 2016 to '17), through a combination of record sales from her critically-acclaimed Lemonade, and tickets and merch sales from the subsequent Formation world tour.
But if you needed further proof of that fact, check out Forbes' list of the highest-paid women in music for 2017, which not only includes this trio of stellar songstresses, but also plenty of your other favorite artists. Consider her highly anticipated album Reputation dropped on November 10, 2017-after Forbes' cutoff date-it's likely that she'll take first place on the magazine's 2018 list.
Adele took second place on the list, having made a total of $69 million-mostly from her recent 25 tour, which concluded in late June 2017.
Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez rounded out the top five with $42 million and $38 million, respectively.
Swift clocked in at $44 million, but the bronze medal comes with an huge asterisk.
Check out the full list here. Britney Spears: $34 million 9.
Forbes complied the list based on pretax income during the yearlong period.