Carrie, Taylor Make Forbes Under-30 List

They’re listed alongside Lil’ Wayne, Lady Gaga.

Carrie by John Russell/CMA; Taylor by Joseph Anthony Baker/Big Machine

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are holding it down for country music on Forbes magazine’s Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30 list. Taylor came in at No. 5 with $45 million.

Says the magazine:

“Whether you consider her music country, pop or both, there’s no question that Swift is a moneymaking machine. Her new album Speak Now was certified triple-platinum barely a month after its October release. Touring brings gross ticket sales of some $750,000 per night.”

Carrie comes in at No. 19 with $15 million.

The magazine says of Carrie:

“With a successful tour and a role in the recent film Soul Surfer, Underwood can count herself as one of the two most successful American Idol winners, along with Kelly Clarkson.”

Comments

More News

“Platinum” singer working with video director Trey Fanjoy on comedy feature.
Performance of Sia’s “Chandelier” has judges and audience on their feet.
“Rocks in Your Shoes” singer continues in reality competition.
“Roller Coaster” singer celebrates agricultural communities starting Oct. 1 in Knoxville, Tenn.
Big Machine artists kiss the bricks and sing some hits.
Dozens treated for illness, several arrested show at Xfinity Center.