Until now, Beyonce and Jay-Z were the celebrity couple the highest paid in the world. This is no longer the case. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris took the top of the ranking between them, pocketing 146 million dollars (130 million euros or 86 billion CFA francs) in 2014, according to Forbes magazine.
THEY DETHRONE AND BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z WHO WON $ 110 MILLION IN 2014
IN THIRD PLACE ARE INCLUDED BLAKE SHELTON AND MIRANDA LAMBERT
The pair of country music singers pocketed the tidy sum of $ 57 million.
TAYLOR SWIFT WON THE JACKPOT WITH HIS FIFTH ALBUM, 1989
Launched in October 2014, the album sold 1,287,000 copies in a week, the best selling album since 2002! Very soon, the album became number 1 on the Billboard 200, the weekly ranking of the 200 best-selling albums in the United States. He stayed there for 11 non-consecutive weeks, becoming the second album by the singer from 25 years to spend ten weeks in the top of the list.The singer talenteuse builds on this success by realizing a world tour (the 1989 World Tour ) the entry ticket is sold on average 315 dollars, 281 euros (184,233 CFA). History supplement his purposes, Taylor Swift is also ambassador of Diet Coke brands, Keds and Sony.
As for his companion Calvin, the specialist press dubbed “the new King of electropop”, it represents the Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic headphones brands. The DJ of 31 years was a hit with his fourth album, Motion , released in October 2014 and passed 35,000 copies in its first week. Calvin Harris is also the youngest artist signed with the Sony label.
Taylor Swift had shaken the music industry by asking the giant Apple to offer compensation to artists for all the songs played during the trial period of three months of the new streaming service from Apple, Apple Music. Apple did not hesitate in responding favorably. Now the artists are paid by the firm at the same apple during the trial period.