As a famous singer, one is recognized for their individual voice, exotic skills, and performance. While some singers gain popularity in their native country, the others create a name for themselves on the global map. There have been quite a few vocalists who with their talent, vocals, beauty, and systematic management have made them the most successful musicians in the business. Even though there are many famous singers out there, only a few of them have been able to earn the most from this profession.
Presenting the list of top 10 highest paid female singers of 2018:
10. Lady Gaga (net worth: $220 Million)
It is not certain if it’s her quirky fashion sense that drives her fans and the paparazzi crazy, but ever since she stepped into the music industry, there has been no turning back for Lady Gaga. This American pop star has sold her album US$ 28 million and has singles that have been sold for over US$ 140 million. She is one of the best-selling musicians of all times. The 6-time Grammy Award winner is also a fashion designer and has partnered with Monster Cable to create different fashion accessories.
9. Cher (net worth: $305 Million)
An American actress, singer, and fashion icon, the starlet is known for her distinctive voice and appearances that also won her the nickname ‘Goddess of Pop’. As a fashion trendsetter, she has been ruling the hearts of women and is desired by men for her sensuousness. The Academy and Grammy Award winner arrived into prominent mainstream music with her blockbuster single; I got you, Babe. She is the only artist who has continually topped the Billboard charts in each of the past decades.
8. Jennifer Lopez (net worth: $315 Million)
The stylish and sexy, Jennifer Lopez is not only among the highest paid female singers in the world but also stands among the hottest women alive on the planet. Her success has expanded over the years along with her investment channeled into many other businesses including her clothing line, production company, fragrances, and accessories. The stunning and voluptuous beauty has sold more than 55 million records worldwide and is highly in demand for her multi-talent.
7. Barbra Streisand (net worth: $340 Million)
Being one of the best-selling female artists of the Recording Industry Association of America’s Top Selling Album Artists list, Streisand has won the hearts of the audience all over the globe. Evidently, Barbra is also the only recording artist in history to have a #1 release in 6 consecutive decades. After garnering two Academy Awards, five Emmy Awards, and eight Grammy Awards. With more than 72.5 million albums sold in the United States and around 245 million records sold on a global platform, she undoubtedly makes it to this list.
6. Shania Twain (net worth: $350 Million)
One of the very rare female artists to have consecutive platinum selling albums. With her powerful vocals that are breathtaking, she has swept the hearts of a million with her tours and concerts that take place in various countries in the world. Among the best-selling artists of all times, she has been paid handsomely making her among the richest singers of this era.
5. Dolly Parton (net worth: $450 Million)
When it comes to country music, no other female can make you hum and groove the way Dolly Parton does. With an expected net worth of $450 million she has persistently belted out chart-topping numbers that have made it to the top spot on the Billboard Country charts. Throughout her career, she won 7 Academy Awards, and 8 Grammy awards that make her most favorite among music listeners.
4. Mariah Carey (net worth: $535 Million)
One of the favorite music artists of all time, Mariah Carey has an approximate net worth of $535 among which majority of her wealth comes from selling more than 200 million records worldwide. As per RIAA, she is ranked as the third best female artist for her exceptional music and beautiful vocals. Her Billboard and Grammy awards are proof to that.
3. Beyoncé (net worth: $536 Million)
Beyoncé is an American R&B artist, actress and fashion designer, who owns an estimated net worth of $536 million. The beautiful and talented star has sold more than 75 million as a solo artist as well as more than 60 million with her band Destiny’s Child. The audience has always appreciated her phenomenal dancing skills. Among the most influential people in the world by TIME, she has also been associated with top brands such as Armani and Tommy Hilfiger.
2. Celine Dion (net worth: $700 Million)
There is a reason she is the 2nd highest paid female singers. And it is not only the money earned by her but her credibility as a music artist. With her music ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical, the multi-talented songstress can belt out songs in German, Latin, Japanese, Italian, and even Mandarin Chinese.
1. Madonna (net worth: $800 Million)
Madonna is unquestionably on the list of Highest Paid Female Singers in 2015, with an estimated net worth of $700 million. Titled by the media and the music industry as ‘The Queen of Pop’, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. It apparently makes her the best-selling female recording artist of all time as recorded by Guinness World Records. She owns around 64.5 million certified albums, making her the second best-selling female artist in the United States established by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The musician also owns a clothing line and a fragrance that add more to her wealth.
While they are busy crooning their ways to your heart, these beautifully and exceptionally talented singers have crafted a space for themselves in the industry. Being among the richest female singers, they have proved that they can any day give any other male musician a run for their money.
List Created By: Karen Menezes