Katy Perry Tops One Direction, Taylor Swift on Highest-Paid Musicians List

(The Wrap)

by Tim Kenneally

Katy Perry has one more reason to “Roar.”

The “Teenage Dream” singer landed at the top of Forbes’ 2015 list of highest-paid musicians, besting formidable competition such as One Direction and Taylor Swift.

According to Forbes, Perry raked in $135 million over the past 12 months, taking in more than $2 million per city on her Prismatic World Tour this year.

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Taking second place was boy band One Direction, who collectively raked in $130 million over the past year.

Garth Brooks, who came out of semi-retirement this year to undertake a lucrative concert tour, placed third on the list with $90 million.

While 2015 seems to have been the Year of Taylor Swift, the 1989 singer landed fourth on the list, amassing $80 million for the year.

Classic rockers The Eagles took fifth place on the list, pulling in $73.5 million thanks largely to their History of the Eagles tour.

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DJ Calvin Harris took sixth place with a $66 million haul for the year. (Forget medical school, kids; learn to spin records if you really want to earn the big bucks.)

Read the Top 10 highest-paid musicians list below, and click here for Forbes’ full list.

1. Katy Perry , $135 million
2. One Direction, $130 million
3. Garth Brooks, $90 million
4. Taylor Swift , $80 million
5. The Eagles, $73.5 million
6. Calvin Harris, $66 million
7. Justin Timberlake, $63.5 million
8. Diddy, $60 million
9. Fleetwood Mac, $59.5 million
10. Lady Gaga, $59 million