Forbes magazine announced Wednesday that Katy Perry is the top-earning woman in music in 2015. The popular singer is said to have eclipsed such stars as Taylor Swift and Beyonce with estimated earnings of $135m (£88.2m) over the last 12 months.
It is believed that the majority of Perry’s income has come from her Prismatic world tour, which spanned 151 dates starting in May 2014 and wrapping up in October 2015.
“During Forbes’ scoring period, the lengthy tour is said to have have grossed more than $2m per city over 126 shows. The Dark Horse singer has also received income from her endorsement deals with a number of brands including Claire’s, Coty and Covergirl,” writes International Business Times.
Speaking to Forbes for their Celebrity 100 cover story in June 2015, Katy said a few words about being a businesswoman: “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company. I’m an entrepreneur. I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”
Earlier this year Katy Perry and Taylor Swift appeared in the very middle of a scandal that took place on Twitter.
There’s true bad blood between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift as the “Dark Horse” singer chimed in on the Twitter fight Swift managed to get herself into with Nicki Minaj.
In case you don’t see irony between the lines: Swift messaged Minaj on Twitter after taking offense at the rapper’s comments about her exclusion from the VMAs 2009 video of the year nominees.
Swift had breathlessly began her speech with the words, “I always wondered what it would be like to maybe win one of these some day, but never actually thought it would happen” when the rapper took to stage to unleash an astonishing rant during an acceptance speech of the country singer when she was receiving the award.
The “Bad Blood” song appeared to be quite controversial for Swift as the singer has been accused of copying a popular Korean girl group’s music video to make her own one.
“@NICKIMINAJ can we talk about how taylor’s video isn’t original and was copied from a group of four WOC, 2NE1,” wrote pro-Minaj fan on Twitter, posting some stills from both videos, which when juxtaposed look like they came from the exact same storyboard.
However, the two videos have nothing in common when it comes to plot; Taylor’s sees her play an OTT movie-style secret agent betrayed by Selena Gomez, who trains with a host of other celebs before facing off against Gomez again at the end.
“But while the stories might not match, the overall futuristic feel and setting are very similar – and some of the individual scenes are practically carbon copies,” The Daily Mail wrote at the time.
“One particularly striking similar image sees both singers walking down a tunnel with a flare held aloft. Both videos culminate with a squad of armed girls slowly stalking towards the camera. While one is set in London and the other in an unnamed futuristic city, both videos open with an almost identical slow zoom on their respective cityscapes before passing through a window,” the publication concluded.