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Beyonce has been declared as the 2017 highest paid woman in music after raking in a whopping $105 million this year.

Shortly after Adele took home the Grammy award for Album of the Year in February, she broke it in half–with the intention of physically sharing it with Beyoncé, the internet concluded—in recognition of the latter’s Lemonade. But Queen Bey won an even more valuable distinction outright: she’s this year’s highest-paid woman in music, pulling in a whopping $105 million pretax.
Lemonade was a hit with both critics and fans, giving Beyoncé her sixth solo No. 1. The ensuing Formation World Tour, much of it falling into our list’s scoring period, grossed a quarter of a billion dollars. Then she took time off as she and husband Jay-Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir this summer. Adele finished second, earning $69 million, boosted by seven-figure nightly grosses on her first proper tour since 2011.
 
“Adele’s music appeals to listeners of all ages all over the world with her undeniably powerful, emotional vocal interpretations paired with timeless songwriting and production,” says multiplatinum singer-songwriter Skylar Grey.“No matter what genre someone generally subscribes to, it’s hard to find a music lover who doesn’t appreciate what she does.”
In order to form our list, we looked at pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017, and did not take out fees charged by agents, managers and lawyers. We gathered data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the RIAA and interviews with industry insiders. The two mononymous stars both earned tens of millions more than the rest of the pack, but there are plenty of notable names further down the list.
Taylor Swift raked in $44 million to claim the No. 3 spot, representing a significant dip from the peak of her 1989 Tour. With the release of new alum Reputation—already the best-selling album of 2017—which came after the end of this list’s scoring period, look for her earnings total to rise significantly in next year’s accounting.
Celine Dion ranks fourth with $42 million, resuming a lucrative Las Vegas residency last February after going on hiatus in the wake of her husband’s January 2016 death. Jennifer Lopez rounds out the top five with $38 million, also boosted by a standing Sin City gig, as well as new show World of Dance, where she serves as both judge and producer.
The rest of the list proves that age is just a number: 71-year-old Dolly Parton (No. 6, $37 million) still tours with the rigor of stars half her age, grossing mid-six figures per city across 63 dates during our scoring period; Barbra Streisand (No. 10, $30 million) remains a huge draw even at 75, selling $46 million worth of tickets on her 14-show stint last year. Next up: Netflix special Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!
Earning double-digit millions does not guarantee a spot on this vaunted list—as near misses Madonna, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande can attest. The first two names should be back in the running the next time they go on tour; the latter two could be, too, as their careers continue to progress.
Despite the success of the female stars on the list, there are regrettably still more than twice as many men than women among music’s top-earning stars. Acts like the ninth-highest-paid woman, Katy Perry–who earned millions from endorsement deals with the likes of CoverGirl, Claire’s and H&M–are doing their best to change that.
 
“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” she told Forbes. “I’m an entrepreneur. … I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”
As for Adele’s Grammy? Sorry, folks–it seems she broke it in half by accident.
See list of top 10 highest paid women in music
1. Beyonce $105 million
2. Adele $69 million
3. Taylor Swift $44 million
4. Celine Dion $42 million
5. Jennifer Lopez $38 million
6. Dolly Parton $37 million
7. Rihanna $36 million
8. Britney Spears $34 million
9. Katy Perry $33 million
10. Barbra Streisand $30 million

Source: Forbes

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BBNaija Star, Kiddwaya Shows Off His New Look (Photos)

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Kiddwaya took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to show off his freshly colored hairdo.

The reality TV star, whose real name is Terseer Waya, switched up his look as he dyed the center of his hair to brown.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, Kiddwaya uploaded a couple of pictures of himself cladded in a Versace rainbow robe and he wrote;

“We no longer shoot for the stars. We shoot for every God damn thing up there”

Read Also: Kiddwaya replies fan who asked him if he has “paid the debt” he incurred

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Burna Boy Fires Shot; Says “Some People Can Perform But Can’t Sing”

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Popular superstar singer, Burna Boy, has once again reignited feud rumors after he fired some shots via his Snapchat account.

The self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ raised fans’ eyebrows when he threw a subtle shade, which many believe might be aimed at his colleague, Davido. Burna Boy shared a post which reads:

Some people can perform but can’t sing, some people can sing and perform. Quality over hype.

Information Nigeria recalls that the singer, who was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Global Music Album’, was seen celebrating with his family and friends.

The ‘Way Too Big’ crooner earned himself a chance to compete for the ‘Best Global Music Award’ category at the the 63rd annual Grammy Awards scheduled to hold in January 2021.

Read Also: ‘You Are Looking At The Champion’ – Burna Boy Reacts To His Grammy Nomination

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MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Returns In 2021; To Be Held In Uganda

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The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) has returned after taking a break in 2016. The seventh edition of the prestigious music awards show will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in Uganda on February 20, 2021.

The official Twitter page of MTV Base Africa has been updated to show all the necessary information regarding the upcoming awards show.

The 2021 edition of the awards promises to be exciting as four new categories have been added namely the MAMA Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lockdown Performance and Personality of the Year in addition to the highly coveted categories – Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration.

Read AlsoFull List Of Winners At MTV MAMA Awards

Nominees will announced in December 2020. Bonang Matheba remains as the host of the event.

The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130).

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