♪ And I’m just like hey, ♪ ♪ Are you okay? ♪ – Taylor Swift is already dominating 2019, and the crazy thing is, she hasn’t even released her
Lover album yet so look out. And now she is topping
Forbes Magazine’s list of the highest paid
celebrities in 2019 so far, raking in 185 million dollars. Now, that’s a 131% jump over her 80 million haul in 2018. ♪ Promise that you’ll never
find another like me ♪ – [Chelsea] Now, this isn’t the first time Taylor topped the list, she did so in 2016 with 170 million dollars, both this year and 2016 were big money-making years for Taylor, thanks to her touring. 2018’s Reputation tour brought in 266.1 million domestically, and 345 million overall. Her total was also reportedly helped by a deal with Netflix to air the Reputation tour live special, as well as an endorsement deal with Apple, AT&T, and Diet Coke. Following Taylor’s lead is Kylie Jenner, and her cosmetics which comes in at number two, having pulled in a whopping 170 million. And number three goes to Kanye West, to earn 150 million. ♪ Oh text me, ♪ ♪ Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, ♪ – [Chelsea] The tally also includes list newcomers BTS, who landed at number 43, with 57 million thanks to their Love Yourself album trilogy, and stadium tour. Their Map of the Soul: Persona album, and the BTS WORLD app. Now for more on this story and to see the whole entire list, you can head to billboard.com, and until next time for Billboard news, I’m Chelsea Briggs.