Obviously, Everyone Knows She Is the Highest-Paid Woman in Music of 2016

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Yes, the answer is Taylor Swift. The singer is highest paid woman in music earning an impressive $170m in 2016.

Most of the star's megabucks came from her 1989 world tour, which grossed a total of $250 million. The 26-year-old singer topped the Forbes magazine list, earning more than twice as much as Adele.

Alongside her various brand endorsements for the likes of Keds, Diet Coke and Apple, Taylor also shifted over three million album-worths of music.

Whilst the majority of Taylor's money came from touring, it was Adele's album sales that sealed her second place on the list. Her LP 25 was the best-selling album of 2015.

Madonna placed third with $76.5 million, with most of the earnings coming from her Rebel Heart tour, which saw the singer travel through North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Rihanna came a close fourth with $75 million, mainly thanks to her deals with Dior, Puma, Samsung and Stance as well as her tour and her hit album ANTI.

Beyonce completed the top five with $54 million, with the sales of her studio album Lemonade, although it is expected she will place much higher next year because of her Formation world tour.

Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Celine Dion had big years thanks to their Las Vegas residencies, raking in an impressive $30.5 million, $39.5 million and $27 million respectively.

Forbes' 10 Highest-Paid Women in Music of 2016:

1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)

2. Adele ($80.5 million)

3. Madonna ($76.5 million)

4. Rihanna ($75 million)

5. Beyonce ($54 million)

6. Katy Perry ($41 million)

7. Jennifer Lopez ($39.5 million)

8. Britney Spears ($30.5 million)

9. Shania Twain ($27.5 million)

10. Celine Dion ($27 million)

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