How The Highest-Paid Women In Music Are Making Their Millions

Earning a living as a musician is no easy feat. Even the most talented artists with the top record labels behind them work major overtime to earn their paycheck. Most of their revenue isn’t earned from album sales but taking their music on tour. And more tour dates means more money.

Some of these women are sacrificing time with their young children, while others launched fashion brands and took up residency in Las Vegas to satisfy their money-making goals. We’re about to reveal how the highest paid women in music are actually making their fortunes. You’ll be surprised to learn just how busy they really are and may even wonder… is it worth it?

Britney Spears: $30 Million

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Last year, Britney Spears completed her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood and embarked on an arena tour. She also has several commercial deals with brands such as Pepsi, Elizabeth Arden, and Kenzo. Her tour grossed $54.3 million and sold over 260,000 tickets. It was the sixth highest-grossing female tour of 2018.

Spears then returned to Sin City with a new show at Park MGM. Her paycheck? A whopping $507,000 per show, making her the highest paid act on the Las Vegas Strip at the time. Unfortunately, Spears was forced to cancel her residency due to family problems.