Who is a queen bee? A woman who has an influential, dominant, and controlling position in a given sphere. When you talk about the music scene this year, Queen Bey (Beyoncé) was the queen bee female artists, raking in more cash than any other female artist.
Forbes went out and looked at the pretax income of female artists from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017. In their analysis, Forbes included fees charged by the various artists’ agents, managers, and lawyers. Using the data available from Nielsen SoundScan, the RIAA, Pollstar, and interviewing the pundits in the music industry, Forbes listed the female artists who raked in the most money this year.
Beyoncé is right on top of that list, having made $105 million (pretax) and crowned the highest-paid woman in music 2017. Beyoncé’s Lemonade was a big hit with both fans and critics alike, making it her sixth solo No.1. That was later followed by her Formation World Tour, grossing in a quarter of a billion.
Adele is the second-rank Queen Bee
On the Forbes’ list, Adele finished second earning $69 million, largely attributed to her first tour …read more
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