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Every year, Forbes magazine calculates the highest paid artists in every genre. This year, Taylor placed 2nd in the Country Artist category by earning $64 million through ticket sales for her worldwide tour and her endorsements with Keds, Diet Coke, and Covergirl. Congratulations Taylor!
No. 2: Taylor Swift, $64 million
Still only 24 years old, Swift fell just short of the top spot on this year’s Country Cash Kings list, but her $64 million haul is her best year yet. She earns the bulk of her bucks from touring, also cashing in on endorsements for Diet Coke, Keds and CoverGirl. Earlier this year the crossover star was honored at the CMAs with the Pinnacle Award, which has only been given to one other artist: Garth Brooks.
The Red Tour is officially the highest grossing country music tour of all time according to Billboard! Over the coarse of 15 months, the Red Tour grossed $150 million which breaks the previous record for highest grossing country tour by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Make sure to read the article below for full details on this amazing accomplishment by Taylor and her crew! Congratulations, Taylor!
Taylor Swift has smashed the all-time revenue record for a single tour by a country artist with the final stats reported from her Red tour that played arenas and stadiums in four continents during a 15-month span. According to Billboard’s Boxscore archives, the tour’s overall gross of $150 million surpasses the prior country artist record held by double-billed Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul tour that brought in $141 million during 2006 and 2007.
The Red tour, which tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking, began last year on March 13 in Omaha, Neb. and ran for six months in North America before closing with a three-show stand in Nashville in September. In November and December, Swift traveled Down Under for a five-city jaunt through Australia and New Zealand to close out the year. She performed in London and Berlin in February to kick off the tour’s 2014 schedule, and the final trek covered six cities in Asia, beginning with a May 30 performance in Shanghai and ending on June 12 with a final concert in Singapore. The Red tour’s final box office counts total $150,184,971 in revenue from 1,702,933 sold tickets at 86 performances in 12 countries.
Taylor wrapped up the Red World Tour in Singapore tonight! She treated the audience to a performance of “Long Live” on the B-stage. Check out the performance below, and head over to the gallery to see professional photos from the final show!
Taylor brought the Red tour to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia tonight, surprising the audience with a performance of “Enchanted” on the b-stage. You can see videos of the show on the forum, and professional photos can be found in the gallery!
Taylor played the first of two shows in Singapore tonight. The B stage song was “Teardrops On My Guitar” which we haven’t heard in a while. You can check out the performance below and see photos from the show in the gallery!
Taylor performed in Manila, Phillippines tonight! She surprised the audience with an acoustic rendition of Fearless as the B stage song. Check out videos on the forum and professional photos from the show in the gallery!
Taylor continued her Red Tour at the MEIS Ancol in Jakarta, Indonesia tonight. She surprised the audience by choosing “Fifteen” as the wildcard song. You can find videos on the forum, and make sure to check out professional photos from the show in the gallery!
Taylor brought the Red Tour to Tokyo, Japan tonight. She pulled out “Mine” as the surprise song, and the audience loved it! Be sure to check out professional photos in the gallery and videos on the forum.
Taylor kicked off the Asian leg of the Red tour tonight in Shanghai, China! The b-stage song was “Fearless.” We have added photos from the show to the gallery, and you can see videos of the performance and other parts of the show by heading to the forum. We hope she’s having a great time in Asia!