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Rake it up: Beyoncé tops ‘Forbes’ highest paid women in music list

NEW YORK – OCT 15, 2016: Beyonce Knowles attends the TIDAL X: 1015 concert at the Barclays Center on October 15, 2016, in New York (Photo Credit: JStone)

Adele and Kanye West have made big stinks about Beyoncé missing the mark on a list of Grammy Awards (2017) and MTV VMAs Best Female Video (2009), respectively, Adele broke her Grammy in half in an effort to share the award for Best Album of the Year and Taylor Swift got Kanye’d during her acceptance speech and he declared “I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”

She’s slaying all the way to the bank. She is Forbes year’s highest-paid woman in music for 2017, raking up a jaw dropping $105 million pretax.

She has recorded six solos that have made it to No. 1 on the charts including her first Dangerously in Love (2003), which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and produced the singles “Crazy in Love”, “Baby Boy”, “Me, Myself and I”, “Naughty Girl” and “The Closer I Get to You;” and Lemonade with 12 tracks charting within the Hot 100 in the US, breaking a record previously held by Taylor Swift (prior she had the most songs chart consecutively with 11 for a female artist).

The Formation World Tour grossed a quarter of a billion dollars.

Here’s Beyoncé’s fellow female artists in the top five rank.

Adele at the 59th GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA on February 12, 2017.

No. 2. Adele earned $69M.

LOS ANGELES – FEB 08: Taylor Swift arrives to the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA (Photo Credit: DFree)

No. 3. Taylor Swift earned $44M.

LAS VEGAS – MAY 21: Celine Dion at the 2017 Billboard Awards Press Room at the T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV  (Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins)

No. 4. Celine Dion earned $42M.

Jennifer Lopez at the People’s Choice Awards 2017 held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on January 18, 2017. (Photo Credit:  Tinseltown)

 No. 5: Jennifer Lopez earned $38M.