Rihanna’s earnings fall by 50 percent, says Forbes

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Barbadian superstar Rihanna ranks No. 10 on Forbes’ annual list of the top-earning women in music. Rihanna, who is 27, earned US$26 million in 2015, about half of what she earned last year, placing her at the No. 10 spot on the list.

Citing the reasons for Rihanna’s lower earnings, Forbes said that after seven albums in eight years through 2012, Rihanna has gone quite some time without a full-length release, and she only played nine dates during the magazine’s scoring period, which by the way, runs from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015 —resulting in a lower-than-usual finish on the top earners’ list.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry is No. 1 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the highest earning women in music.

Thanks to her Prismatic World Tour, which included 126 shows during Forbes’ scoring period, and deals with Coty, Claire’s and CoverGirl, Perry, 31, earned an estimated US$135 million from June 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015, to clinch the No. 1 spot, the financial magazine said.

In the No. 2 position is Taylor Swift, 25, who earned an estimated US$80 million following the launch of her widely successful pop album “1989” in October 2014, which has sold more than 3.6 million copies to date.

The iconic five-member band Fleetwood Mac is in third position, qualifying because they have two female members, Stevie Nicks and the returning Christine McVie. The band earned an estimated US$59.5 million, mainly from touring, clinching the No. 3 spot on the list, Forbes said.

Lady Gaga landed in the No. 4 spot with US$59 million, comprised of her 66 shows during the scoring period and deals with fashion house Versace, Mac cosmetics and profits from her Fame fragrance.

And rounding out the top five is Beyonce with US$54.5 million, courtesy of her On the Run Tour with hubby Jay Z. That tour grossed over $100 million during 19 show show dates in North America.

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Vin Diesel Dances with Beyonce’s Drunk In Love

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

I was so concerned about Vin Diesel! He is either bored, have a lot of time on his hands, or just Gay Happy!

LOL!

He mentioned to viewers that he received some good news from Universal that his movie Riddick was getting a sequel after it landed at number one on the DVD charts, and to celebrate he decided to throw on some Katy Perry and make a ‘thank you’ video for the fans. With “Dark Horse” cranked up to the fullest, Vin flexed his muscles and got up close and personal with the camera looking like he the music was setting him free.

However, the best part of the video came when the music transition into Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love.” Vin was feeling himself, so he attempted to bust his own version of the ‘surfboard,’ which was down right HILARIOUS!LOl#smdh

He also tried to hit them Beyonce vocals!

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