Taylor Swift News
NEW YORK: Taylor Swift has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest
earning female solo artist in music, with more than twice the income of
the second-placed artist, Adele. The US business magazine estimated Taylor Swift
earned $170 million (£137 million) between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016,
compared to Adele’s $80.5 million.
Forbes notes that most of Swift’s earnings came from her 1989 world tour,
which sold more than $250m worth of tickets, while Adele is unusual in that t
he bulk of her revenue came from album sales.
Adele’s most recent album, 25 – which was released in November 2015 – became
the fastest selling album of all time in the UK, selling 800,307 copies in its first week.
In the US, it became the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week,
with 3.38 million sales within seven days of release, and was the best selling album of 2015.