246, Alh. Ganiyu Alimi Cresent, Gbagada Phase II, Lagos.
09093212611, 08122245333.

Katy Perry Bounces Beyonce To Become Forbes Highest Paid Woman

Forbes, business magazine, has rated Katy Perry up from ninth place in 2017 to unseat Beyonce as 2018’s highest paid woman in music.

The business magazine estimates that Perry, 34, earned 83 million dollars in the period spanning June 2017 to June 2018.

It wrote, “Perry played 80 dates on the world tour for her fifth album, Witness, during that period, grossing more than 1 million dollars per night, as well as earning more than 20 million dollars for her work as a judge on American Idol.”

Beyoncé, 37, who was Forbes’ 2017 highest paid woman in music, fell to third place (60 million dollars) as her recent On the Run II tour with husband Jay-Z fell mostly outside of their scoring period.

Commenting on Beyonce’s performance, Forbes said, “After she and husband Jay-Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir to the family in June 2017, Queen Bey had a quiet year, by her standards.”

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, 28, rose from third place in 2017 to second this year (80 million dollars). Many of the dates on the global tour for her sixth album, ‘Reputation’, will count towards the 2019 rankings.

Swift recently left her long-term record label to sign with Republic Records and Universal Music Group, the financial terms of which have not been made public.

This year’s list contains many of the same artists as 2017 including Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez among them – and one outlier: Russian-German star Helene Fischer, in eighth place.

Fischer, 34, is a singer in the schlager style, a sentimental German pop tradition that shares themes with country music.

Her self-titled eighth album debuted at No 1 in the Austrian, German and Swiss albums charts in May 2017.

It has been certified nine times platinum in Germany and Austria, where it has sold more than 1m copies.

Forbes states that her appearance on the list, with earnings of 32 million dollars is largely due to a successful tour that brings in “seven figures per stop”.

Meanwhile, there were plenty of female musicians who had lucrative years but didn’t quite make the list.

Among them are Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Halsey and Janet Jackson, all of whom tallied double-digit millions.

(NAN)

15 Feb: Nigeria superstar Davido becomes first Nigerian panelist on American TV series

Afro-Pop star, Davido is set to become the first Nigerian panelist on Comedy Central Roast. Comedy Central Roast is a well-known  American TV series which features a selected panel, made up of the celebrity’s peers as well as popular comedians, who comically trash the `honoured guest’ both personally and professionally. Since 2010, Comedy Central affiliates outside the United States including…

14 Feb: Nigerian Musician Teniola Is A Lesbian – Nigerians Man claims

Man identified as Mr Rational Laughter has alleged that singer Teni is a lesbian. According to him, the information came from Teni’s close friend. His revelation didn’t sit well with some Facebook users who lashed out at him for making such allegation. See below:- The plus-sized singer and song writer Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni entertainer is considered to…

14 Feb: Dbanj Flies Out To Give His Wife, Lineo, A Surprise On Valentine’s Day (Video)

Nigerian musician D’banj has showered his wife, Lineo with a beautiful surprise on Valentine’s day. He had a bunch of flowers on one hand and on the other a bag perhaps containing gifts. Dbanj flies out to surprise wife on valentine’s day The singer can be seen in the video below knocking in the door to their house like a…

14 Feb: Ex TV Gal Juliet Mgborukwe Begs Her Followers NOT To Update Her Of Her Ex’ Activities On The Social Media

Former TV Gal and Nollywood actress Juliet Mgborukwe on Wednesday asked her Instagram followers to stop sending her post done by her ex husband Chima Ojukwu who is flaunting his new girlfriend on the ‘gram. She threatened to delete anyone who continued with the act…..   Denver (US) based Juliet and her ex divorced in 2018 over Domestic Violence issues…They…

14 Feb: Valentine’s Day, How about you serenade that special someone?

Today is Valentine’s,  I know someone is happy while some are not happy not because they choose not to but they are still yet to find that thing to give their love. Are you still confused about what to gift your bae or boo for valentine’s day? How about you serenade him/her with good love songs? What do you think…

13 Feb: Indonesia set to ban negative ‘foreign’ influences on music

Musicians in Indonesia have lashed out against what they say is a ludicrous draft bill that could “destroy” repress freedom of expression. Among the most contentious aspects of the draft is Article 5, which outlaws “negative foreign influences” as well as blasphemous or pornographic content, punishable by imprisonment or a fine. The article states: “In creating, everyone is prohibited from […] bringing…

13 Feb: Grammy 2019: Cardi B wins Grammy award before Nicki Minaj

I don’t think any one is tired of the Nicki vs Cardi drama because as much as everyone claims to be, they always make it back to the News for this. That being said, it’s no longer NEWS that Cardi B made history at the 61st Grammy award by becoming the first female rapper to win the best album category….

13 Feb: Trouble in paradise: 2face and Annie hint at break up

There seems to be trouble in Paradise with Africa’s number one couple, 2baba and Annie Idibia. Earlier, Annie posted something on Instagram that she’s learnt her lesson of who she spent her time with the hard way and few minutes later, 2baba tweeted and got everyone shook. The legendary singer posted on twitter with the exact words, “I have fucked…

12 Feb: How well do you know about Big Brother Nigeria? #BBNaija

Big brother season 4 is around the corner and very soon our timeline will be exploded with activities of house, now just a trivia question. “when was the first #BBNaija and who was the winner?” …2017 and Efe won it, easy right? Sorry you’re wrong. Now how well do you know about #BBNaija??? #BBNaijaVeterans is here to answer all trivia…

09 Jan: Don’t Just Dye Your Hair, Dye It Well!

If you have noticed, hair colouring or hair dying is currently a thing, funny thing is, this hair colouring isn’t just limited to ladies alone. Now, if you are a fan of Kanye west, Chris brown or a few celebrities that likes to rock different hair colours, you just might have nursed the thought of going bold and rocking that…

Leave a comment