It is said that “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” She has all the power within and if she believes that she can stand above the sense of domination created by men, she truly can achieve anything. These women have achieved incredible milestones and have soothed our senses with amazing music. They are also some of the best-selling music artists and have gained immense popularity around the globe. So, let’s check the list of top 10 richest female singers in the world 2018.
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10. Lady Gaga- $275 million
The real name of Lady Gaga is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She started out by being in a rock band and then working as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Recording artist, Akon, noticed that she had singing talent and helped her sign a deal with Interscope Records and his KonLive Distribution. Some of her successful albums include The Fame, Born This Way, and Artpop. She is the first female to have had four number albums in America in the 2010s. Her philanthropic work includes LGBT rights and her non-profit organization Born This Way Foundation.
9. Cher-$305 million
This American singer is called the Goddess of Pop and is known for her contralto singing voice. She has been on Broadway in the plays including Come Back to the Five and Dime and Jimmy Dean. Some films which she has been part of are Silkwood and Mask. Her albums include Cher, Heart of Stone, Love Hurts, and Closer to the Truth. Some of the awards that she has received are the Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, and three Golden Globe Awards.
8. Jennifer Lopez- $315 million
At the 8th position of the Richest Female singers’ list is Jennifer Lopez, who is a singer, actress, dancer, designer, and producer. Her first leading role in films was in the movie Selena in which she played the role of the singer, Selena. In the music industry, Lopez has covered many genres including Latin pop, dance, R&B, hip hop, rock, and salsa. Some of the artists which she has been influenced by are Tina Turner, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Barba Streisand. She contributed to the “Latin explosion” due to beginning her music career in the late 1990s.
7. Barbra Streisand- $340 million
Barbara Streisand is a well-known singer as well as a songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. Her career has been spread over sixty years and she is an icon of many entertainment fields. She has received Academy Awards, Grammys, Emmys, Peabody Awards, and Golden Globes. Being one of the best-selling music artists of all time, she has sold more than 68.5 million albums in America. Some of the films in which she has starred in are Funny Girl, The Owl and the Pussycat, and A Star is Born. This star has held the record for the most top ten albums of any female recording artist since 1963.
6. Shania Twain- $350 million
This singer and songwriter has sold over 85 million records making her the best-selling female singer of country music. She has the nickname “Queen of Country Pop”. Some of her albums are The Woman in Me and Come On Over. She has spots on both Canada and Hollywood’s Walk of Fame being a Canadian. Her television career included being on the VH1 Divas concert, being a guest judge on American Idol, and her own TV show, Why Not? . The awards she has won include Entertainer of the Year given by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, and a special award during the 2016 Artist’s of the Year ceremony by CMT. Her tours from 1993 to 2015 were the Triple Play Tour, Come on Over Tour, Up! Tour, Shania: Still the One, Rock This Country Tour.
5. Dolly Parton- $450 million
Dolly Parton, an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian is known primarily for her country songs. 110 of her singles have topped the charts over the past forty years and 41 of her albums have been in the top ten country albums. Aside from her own songs, she has composed more than 3,000 songs including “I Will Always Love You” sung by Whitney Houston. Her acting career included being in the movies 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Steel Magnoilias. Parton has received many awards including eight Grammys, ten Country Music Association Awards, and three American Music Awards.
4. Mariah Carey- $535 million
This singer, record producer, and actress from America gained popularity from her debut album “Vision of Love”. Her voice has a five-octave vocal range and melismatic style. She has sold over 200 million records internationally which is one of the reasons that she is regarded as one of the best-selling music artists in history. The singer has obtained various awards including 5 Grammys, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 14 Billboard Music Awards and is the 4th richest female singer in the world. She is one amongst the top 10 richest female singers in the world 2018.
3. Beyoncé- $536 million
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is a famous singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in the state of Texas and performed at many singing and dancing competitions as a child. In the late 1990’s, she became the lead singer of the music group Destiny’s Child. In the year 2003, she released her debut album Dangerously in Love, which earned five Grammys and of which two songs were featured on the Billboard Hot 100s. Aside from singing, she has acted in movies including The Pink Panther, Dreamgirls, and Obsessed. Beyonce Knowles-Carter is one of the best-selling artists with over 100 million records sold as a solo artist. The singer received the name as the most powerful female in entertainment of 2015 by Forbes.
2. Celine Dion- $700 million
This French Canadian singer and businesswoman is known for her pop music. Some of her world-wide number-one hits are “Nothing Broken But My Heart”, “The Power of Love”, and “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”. She has won five Grammys and was honored by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. She is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time as well as one of the best-selling artists throughout the world due to her record sales of 200 million copies.
1. Madonna- $800 million
Madonna Louise Ciccone is a singer, songwriter, actress, as well as a businesswoman. This “Queen of Pop” has been cited as the role model for many other artists. She is the best-selling female artist in history according to Guinness World Records due to selling more than 300 million records worldwide. Some of her albums include Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Ray of Light, and Rebel Heart. She has received twenty MTV Video Music Awards.
This was the list of the top 10 richest female singers in the world 2018. They have been outstanding performers and great icons in the world of music. They have rose to fame with their immense talent and are some of the most popular music artists in the world.