Rihanna Lands High Spot on Forbes' Highest-Paid Women in Music 2019 Despite Not Releasing New Songs

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Rihanna speaks onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2019 BET Awards - Show | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Forbes released its list of the highest-paid women in music for 2019 and Rihanna still made the top three even though she hasn't released any music since 2016. The reason is clearly the success of Fenty Beauty, lingerie line Savage X Fenty, and her more recent collaboration with LVMH.

Taylor Swift came out on top, raking in $185 million between June 2018 and June 2019 with the success of her most recent album, Lover, and touring. Beyoncé came in second at $81 million with the revenue coming in from her On The Run II stadium tour with Jay-Z and her Homecoming Netflix special which followed her 2018 Coachella performance.

Rihanna came in third at $62 million, likely because of her incredible success at diversity and inclusivity associated with her brands.

The complete list of the top ten are as follows:

1. Taylor Swift - $185 million

2. Beyoncé - $81 million

3. Rihanna - $62 million

4. Katy Perry - $57.5 million

5. P!nk - $57 million

6. Ariana Grande - $48 million

7. Jennifer Lopez - $43 million

8. Lady Gaga - $39.5 million

9. Celine Dion - $37.5 million

10. Shakira - $35 million