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Beyonce has landed on Forbes highest paid women in music list. The singer came in at number four, raking in  $53 million for the past year. Forbes also revealed that Bey makes just over $2 million for every show on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Rihanna also made the list, coming in at number 6, with $43 million, while enemies Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj both came in at number 10 with $29 million each. As for the rest of the top five: Madonna came in at number one, bringing $125 million in the last year.  Lady Gaga came in at number two, raking in $80 million. Taylor Swift landed in third place, making $55 million Rounding out top five is Jennifer Lopez, making $45 million.

Check out the rest of the list:

  • 6.  Rihanna ($43 million)
  • 7. Katy Perry ($39 million)
  • 8. Pink ($32 million)
  • 9. Carrie Underwood ($31 million)
  • 10. Mariah Carey ($29 million, tie)
  • 10. Nicki Minaj ($29 million, tie)

Kanye West has gone on another rant. During his "Yeezus" show in Arizona, Ye blasted the Grammys for giving his latest album, Yeezus two nominations. The rapper said, "I'm 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys. That's the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I've never won a Grammy against a white artist. ... So when the Grammys nominations come out, and Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys, what are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, that I don't have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?" He added, "But no, no. Only positive energy, only positive vibes. But when you see me talking about what people are doing when I say 'marginalized,' when I say 'boxed in,' when I say 'hold back,' when I say 'people are afraid of the truth,' that's one example right in front of you. And people come to me and they congratulate me on those two nominations. F*ck those nominations."

Katy Perry has revealed that she is content with being the positive girl among her fellow pop stars. In an interview with Marie Claire, the singer said, "I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. I think you become more relatable when you're vulnerable. When you try to market yourself like some supernatural figurine who can't be f*cked with, I always resort back to Scripture: Pride comes before a fall." She added, "I feel I'm the positive girl among my pop peers, but I'm OK with that. I'm happy I'm the light."

Miley Cyrus was in the running for Time's Person of the Year however the crown was given to someone else. Nancy Gibbs, Time's Managing Editor announced on the Today show yesterday (December 11th) that the esteemed title was given to Pope Francis. At one point, however Miley actually lead the magazine's online poll with 28 percent of the votes.  The singer landed in third place with 279,300 votes. According to E! News, "The Person of the Year title is awarded to the individual who had the most influence on the world and the news -- for better or worse -- over the past year."

Gossip Cop has reported that Justin Bieber did not call a fan a "beached whale" despite reports saying otherwise. Apparently, rumors surfaced last Sunday (December 8th) that Biebz insulted the fan while she was sunbathing by the pool at the Hyatt Regency in Australia. A witness told the Australian news site, News.com.au, "Justin looked over at her and said 'What are you, Hawaiian or something?' She said 'No, I'm not.' Then he said 'You look like a beached whale." The witness claimed that the victim filed a complaint with the hotel. However, the Hyatt could not confirm that a complaint was filed. 

Ariana Grande has joined the lineup for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014. According to Digital Spy, Seacrest will host the annual holiday program from NYC, while Fergie corresponds from L.A. Ariana is set to perform on the West Coast stage. ABC previously announced that Robin Thicke, Fall Out Boy, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Hudson and Jason Derulo will also appear on the program.

The Wanted have announced that they have canceled some of their European tour dates set for next year. In a statement, the group said, "To all our fans in mainland Europe, we're really sorry but due to some unforeseeable changes in our scheduling, we're having to cancel our European tour dates in February/March. Rest assured all tickets are refundable, and we do hope to see you again really soon! The UK, Ireland & US legs of the tour are not affected. Thanks for your ongoing support. Lots of love, The Wanted xx."



Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:07:08 AM
 
 
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