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

“Roar” singer raked in $135 million over the past year, according to Forbes

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.

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.

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


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