Artists have always lived on the Edge of the world. Their imaginations not only entertain the viewers but also leave them astonished. To some viewers they are god and to others they are magicians.
Not all artists can withstand the judgment of viewers. It has always been the dream of every artist to be alive in the hearts of audience. Here is the list of top ten female artists who have not only set a benchmark but have also been the prime choice of viewers.
Checkout the top 10 Highest Paid & Most Successful Female Artist in 2017-2018
10. Celine Dion 🙁 $27 Million)
She was born in the year 1968 on 30th of March. She is a businesswoman and a Canadian singer. She was born to Adhemar-Charles Dion and Therese Tanguay Dion. It was the year 1990 when she gained fame with the help of her director Rene Angelil who later married her. As far as her music career is concerned she is known for pop, R&B, soft rock and chanson. She was honored with Billboard Icon Award for her career which spanned over three decades. Her latest French album was Encore Un Soir which was released in the year 2016.
9. Shania Twain :($27.5 Million)
This female super cool artist came to the world on 28th August 1965. She is a Canadian songwriter and singer. It is believed that she has sold more than 85 million records and is regarded as the best selling female artists in the history of country music. She was also given the title “Queen of Country Pop”. She has received 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI songwriter awards. In the year 2010 she took a break from concerts and returned in 2012 after the throat treatment. She has also written an autobiography which speaks about some very crucial moments of her life which are not known to many.
8. Britney Spears: ($ 30 Million)
This name needs no introduction. She is a celebrated American singer, actress and dancer who was born on 2nd December 1981. She came to the stage for the first time in the year 1997 as an actor. In the year 1999 and 200 she released two albums called Baby One More Time and Oops I Did It Again and both of them became international successes. She was also circumscribed with controversies in the year 2007 due to her personal issues which got publicised and this hindered her career a lot. She has been the best selling teenage artist ever. She won many awards including MTV Video Music Award and Grammy Award.
7. Jennifer Lopez :($ 39.5 Million)
She is an American producer, author, fashion designer, dancer, actress and singer who was born on 24th July 1969. She came into limelight in the year 1991 as a through a dance performance. In the year 1993 she decided to step in acting and was awarded her first leading role in the year 1997. She also became the first Latin actress to earn $1 million for a film. She made her debut in the music industry with her album on the six in the year 1999. In the year 2012 she was ranked as the most powerful celebrity in the world and also the 38th most powerful lady in the world. She also runs charitable foundation for poor and helpless children.
6. Katy Perry :($ 41Million)
Katy Perry is also known as Katheryn Elizabeh Hudson and was born in the year 1984 on October 25th. She is a celebrated American Songwriter and singer. In an interview she told that as a teenager she pursued career in gospel music. She also sang in the church during her childhood. In the year 2001 she released her debut studio album known as Katy Hudson. Her first album was unsuccessful and therefore she moved to L.A where she started her music career again in the year 2007 and signed a contract with Capitol Records. She came into limelight with a song known as I Kissed a Girl. In the subsequent years she began to amaze people by her extraordinary singing skills. She won million of hearts and numerous awards which include Guinness World Records, Juno award and Brit Award.
5. Beyonce :($ 54 Million)
She was born on 4th September in the year 1981 and her birth name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter. She is a celebrated actress, singer and a songwriter. She was born in Texas, United States. She had a predilection for music since her childhood and started to perform in various stage shows. She gained fame in late 1990’s as a lead singer of Destiny’s Child. This group became one of the best selling group across the world. She made her debut in the film industry in the year 2002 by acting in Austin Powers in Goldmember. It is estimated that throughout her career she sold more than 100 million records as solo artist.
4. Rihanna :($ 75 Million)
She is also known as Robyn Rihanna Fenty and was born in the year 1988 on February 20th. She is an actress, Songwriter and Barbarian Singer. She first came to the music industry with the help of recorded tapes which were directed by Evan Rogers. In the year 2005 she gained attention with her debut studio album known as Music of the Sun and its successor A Girl Like Me. Her third album was released as Good Girl Gone Bad in the year 2003. She has sold more than 230 million records across the world and hence is regarded as the one of the top selling artists of all times.
3. Madonna :($76.5 Million)
She is also known as Madonna Louise Ciccone and was born on August 16 1958. She is a businesswoman, actress, songwriter and American singer. In the year 1977 she moved to New York City to pursue a career in Modern Dance. She released her debut album in the year 1983 after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Records. Her subsequent albums were also successful and her popularity was further augmented by her roles in the movies. She acted in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990) and Evita in the year 1996. She was criticized many times but managed to steal a title for herself called Queen of Pop.
2. Adele :($ 80.5 Million)
She is also known as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins and was born on May 5th 1988. She is an English song writer who graduated from BRIT School. In the year 2006 she signed a recording Contract with XL Recordings. In the year 2008 she won the BBC sound Award. She also released her debut album called, 19. She has also received awards for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist. In the year 2012 she released Skyfall which won a Grammy award and an Academy Award. For Original Song she also won Golden Globe Award.
1. Taylor Swift :($ 170 Million)
She tops the list of “Highest paid female artists in the world right now”. She is also known as Taylor Alison Swift. She is regarded as one of the most popular contemporary singers of all times. Her songs generally narrate incidents related to her life. After signing a contract with Big Machine Records she became the youngest female artist that was signed by Sony Music Publishing House. In the year 2006 her album called Eponymous became a great hit and thus entered the top five list on Billboard 200. She won two Grammy Awards for her album Speak Now and also received many awards as Songwriter from Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Association. According to Forbes she was among the top 100 most powerful women in the world in the year 2015.
All of the singers listed above are extraordinary. Their income may seem high to many of us but it actually matches the standard of entertainment they provide to the people all around the world. Despite of some serious controversies the way some of these artists have lifted themselves is outstanding and commendable. We as listeners want to hear more and more from these shining stars of music industry.