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People were shocked following the release of Forbes‘ annual list celebrating “The World’s Highest-Paid Women in Music” to see who reigned champion as the highest paid female in country. Becoming not only the highest paid female in country music, but the ninth highest paid female in music at large, Shania Twain raked in an impressive 27.5 million this past year.
While the country singer has not released an album of new material since her 2002 album Up!, she has made residence in Las Vegas cashing in on the lucrative market performing her greatest hits. In an interview with Rolling Stone in October, Twain confirmed we can expect new music from her “really soon.”
The year’s rankings are counted starting with June 1, 2015 and ending June 1, 2016. Former country singer Taylor Swift held the No.1 spot, pulling in over $170 million. While Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert both earned into the double-digit millions last year, it wasn’t quite enough to land them a spot on the list.
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