Forbes crowns Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music

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Forbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music.

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Beyonce Knowles.

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Forbes magazine says the singer earned $US105 million ($NZ154 million) over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year.

Beyonce's earnings were boosted by her Formation world tour last year, which Forbes says grossed $US250 million ($NZ367 million).

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Runner-up Adele also enjoyed a successful year on the road. Her tour helped contribute to $US69 million ($NZ101 million) in earnings.

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez complete the top five highest female earners in the business.

Dolly Parton is a surprising sixth. Forbes says the 71-year-old brought in $US37 million ($NZ54 million) with the help of 63 shows during the yearlong period.

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