Taylor Swift celebrated her debut self-titled album’s 10th anniversary on Oct. 24, and in her decade since crashing onto the music scene, the singer has ferociously built her empire, with Billboard 200 top-charting albums, a plethora of endorsements and business partnerships, and top-grossing tours, like her most recent 1989 tour, which drew in over $200 million. Swift flies to the top spot of Forbes’ list with $170 million made in the past year, replacing Katy Perry in pole position on the ranking.
Check out the top ten highest paid females in music below.
10. Celine Dion, $27 million 9. Shania Twain, $27.5 million 8. Britney Spears, $30.5 million 7. Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million 6. Katy Perry, $41 million 5. Beyonce, $54 million 4. Rihanna, $75 million 3. Madonna, $76.5 million 2. Adele, $80 million 1. Taylor Swift, $170 million
NOTE: Taylor made more than the musicians ranked 6 - 10 combined.
Album Anniversary: Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
Released: February 6, 2007
In 2007, Fall Out Boy were riding the wave of success created
by their previous release, 2005’s From
Under The Cork Tree. Their subsequent release became a huge hit, selling
260,000 copies in its first week and receiving platinum status from the RIAA
only a month after its release. Featuring popular singles like “Thnks Fr Th
Mmrs” and “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race”, the album continues to shine
in fan favorites like “Thriller” and “Hum Hallelujah”. It illustrates a
departure from the bands previous pop-punk sound in favor of a mixing of soul,
R&B, classic rock, and 90’s punk reminiscent of Take This to Your Grave. Over the years since its release, it has
become a pillar of 2000’s pop-punk, for obvious reasons. By combining musical
complexity and lyrical merit, Fall Out Boy managed to create a pop-punk album
that is enjoyable by all.
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