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See who kicked Beyonce off the top spot as highest earning female musician

Mfonobong Akpan

Katy Perry has knocked Beyonce off the top spot to become Forbes highest earning female musician for 2015 with $135 million, while Taylor Swift came in second with $80 million. 31-year-old pop sensation raked in $135 million in the past year, thanks to her successful Prismatic world tour.

Speaking about her position as a successful star earlier this year, she said: ”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.”

Elsewhere on the list, Fleetwood Mac came in third following a string of headline festival slots and an extensive tour, while Lady Gaga came in fourth. Beyonce, who was the top earner in 2014 with $115million courtesy of her joint On the Run tour with Jay Z and deals with Pepsi and L’Oreal, dropped to fifth with $54.5 million.

source: timeslive