Top 10 Best and Highest-Paid Female Singers of 2016: A most successful singer may be very famous for their vocals and talents. But he or she may not be the one who earn the most from that profession. There are female singers with their talent, hard work, and beauty becomes very successful in their field. They are not only blessed with beautiful voices but had become the highest paid female singers of the world. Here is the list of Top 10 Best and Highest-Paid Female Singers of 2016 who are not only popular due to their voice but also with their heavy bank accounts.
10. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the world famous singer who is one of the most paid singers of the world. She entered into the music field through the acclaimed album The Fame of 2008 and that lead to the production of global chart-topping singles such as “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. As she had sold the album and singles sales of 27 million and 146 million respectively, as of January 2016, she is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. She has received a lot of awards like e Brit Awards, and six Grammy Awards and also has twelve Guinness World Records in her name. This famous singer was called as the Billboard’s Woman of the Year. Apart from a singer she is also noted for her philanthropic endeavors and social activism.
Cher is one of the highest paid female singers of the year 2016. She is famous for her distinctive contralto singing voice, and she is an attractive personality. She became known to the world in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts. Cher has also shown her talents as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows. With her television programs like The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour she had captured the minds of many viewers. She has got a famous nickname, i.e., Goddess of Pop. Earned critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), and Moonstruck (1987), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. And so she is a multi-talented artist and has every right to be on this list. She has a net worth of $305 million.
8. Jennifer Lopez
Commonly known as J. Lo, her net worth of $315 million made her on this list. She is not only a wonderful singer but also an actress, dancer, fashion designer, author, and producer. She acted a role in the movie Out of Sight for which she became the first Latina actress to earn over US$1 million. She is also one of the most hottest women. She came to movie industry a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl. Sheis also very successful as a business person, runs a production company television shows and a charitable foundation among other business interests. Lopez is an excellent singer and is a highly demanded artist in the world.
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7. Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is a world famous American singer become a symbol in various fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards and has earned her honor as the Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas or Queen of The Divas. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, because she has sold more than 68.5 million albums in the United States and with a total of 145 million records sold worldwide. Streisand won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her movie Funny Girl. She is one of the best and highest paid female singers of the world with a net worth of $340 million. The Billboard has noted Streisand as the only female artist who holds the record for the most number-one albums.
6. Shania Twain
Shania Twain is the most stunning beauty who is a Canadian singer and songwriter. With her net worth of 350 million dollars, she is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She has sold more than 85 millions of records, and that make her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Her album Come On Over produced several singles, including “You’re Still the One”, “From This Moment On” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”, and earned Twain four Grammy Awards. As a songwriter also, she has displayed her talents and received 27 BMI Songwriter Awards. Twain is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. She is famous in country music and has earned the title of Queen of Country Pop.
5. Dolly Parton
The legendary singer Dolly Parton she is considered to be the female country performer. She is a multi-talented artist as she has shown her spirits as an actress, author, business person, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. In her career, she has received a lot of awards including eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, and ten Country Music Association Awards, etc. And Dolly is one of the seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. She has gained a net worth of 450 million dollars. And as an actress, she has starred in movies like Rhinestone, Steel Magnolia and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
4. Mariah Carey
She is the most famous singer who has sold over 200 million records and has an appropriate net worth of 535 million dollars. Her beautiful vocals and her beauty have attracted a large number audience worldwide. In 2002, she became the best-selling female artist of the millennium. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, she is listed as the third best female artist for her extraordinary voice. She was honored as the world’s best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards in the year 1998.
The American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress, her full name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter. This most talented singer was the main singer of R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child. Her father managed that group, and it became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. The album Dangerously in Love (2003) proved her as a solo artist worldwide, and she gained five Grammy Awards. She is considered to be a feminist of the modern world. Her musical repertoire mainly deals with the themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment. She has the net worth of 536 million dollars which makes her on this list of highest-paid female singers of 2016.
2. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is a Candian singer and a successful business person. She became popular after the release of several English albums along with additional French albums. Her most notable albums are Falling Into You (1996) and Let’s Talk About Love (1997). Dion’s French album D’eux (1995) became the best-selling French-language album of all time. She has become the world famous with her outstanding voice and talents. She is the most talented singer with a net worth of 700 million dollars.
The world famous Madonna is often referred to as the Queen of Pop. She has sold over 300 million records and had a net worth of almost 800 million dollars. Madonna has done notable roles in the movies like Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), and Evita (1996). She is the most influenced singer and is considered by a model by many. She has become successful both as a singer and an actor. She even received the Golden Globe Award for the Best Actress. Madonna is the second selling female artist in the United States according to the RIAA. And According to Billboard, Madonna is the highest grossing solo touring artist of all time, earning US $1.31 billion from her concerts since 1990.