Popular American singer Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry has been named the 2018 highest paid woman in music by Forbes. Estimated to have earned $83m (£64.7m) in the period spanning June 2017 to June 2018, the 34 years old songwriter grossed over $1m per night on the world tour for her fifth album, Witness. She also earned more than $20m for her work as a judge on American Idol, during that period. Following Perry is Taylor Swift who came in second place with $80 million over the same period with her reputation album and tour. Beyonce falls to third place with $60m followed respectively by Pink ($52 million), Lady Gaga ($50 million), Jennifer Lopez ($47 million), Rihanna ($37.5 million), Helene Fischer ($32 million), Celine Dion ($31 million), and Britney Spears ($30 million).