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Beyoncé Dethrones Taylor Swift, Beats Adele as Highest-Paid Woman in Music for 2017

Bow down, b—hes: Queen Bey is the year’s highest-paid woman in music.

After reviewing pretax incomes from June 1, 2016, through June 1, 2017, Forbes has christened Beyoncé as the highest-earning female artist of the year, sweeping in with a $105 million pretax, nearly doubling last year’s summary of $54 million that placed her fifth on the list.

According to the report, the bulk of the “Love Drought” singer’s earnings originated from her Formation World Tour, which grossed an effective $250 million on its own.

Thanks to tour stops, Adele finished second with $69 million, a slight dip from the $80 million that earned the “Send My Love” star runner-up status in 2016; and Reputation favorite Taylor Swift, who was last year’s title-holder with $170 million, fell to third this time around at $44 million courtesy of her 1989 World Tour.

In a nutshell: all hail the queen.

You can view the list of highest-paid female artists of 2017 in full at Forbes.

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