The superstar singer has for the second year in a row topped Forbes’ list of the top-earning women in music. The artist known as Beyonce Knowles Carter slid into the No. 1 slot last year with $53 million in earnings; she more than doubled that in 2014 by earning $115 million.
“Beyonce played 95 shows during our scoring period, bringing in an average $2.4 million per city,” Forbes reports. “She added endorsement deals from the likes of H&M and Pepsi — plus her self-titled surprise album, which hit iTunes in December 2013 and quickly became one of the year’s top sellers — to send her income into nine-figure territory.”
Swift came in second with $64 million in earnings, which she can add to her accomplishment of selling almost 1.3 million records during the first week of the release for her “1989” album. Pink ranked No. 3 with $52 million, followed by Rihanna with $48 million and Katy Perry with $40 million.
Forbes bases its list on calculating income from record and merchandise sales, touring, endorsements, publishing and other ventures, without deducting for management and/or attorney fees.
The earnings were calculated from June 2013 to June 2014 and were based on data from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen SoundScan, as well as interviews with managers, lawyers and executives.
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign threw a fundraising dinner at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres to help the nearly 2.5 million children in Cali alone who struggle with hunger. The honorees? Alecia Moore (Pink), Chef Tom Colicchio, and filmmakers Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson (A Place at the Table).
“Ron opens up his house,” Jim Berk, CEO of Participant Media (the entertainment company behind the film) said of Yucaipa Companies Managing Partner Ron Burkle, “and it’s a fascinating evening because people come together and we have this gourmet food in a setting in which we’re talking about hunger. But it works because people are understanding the importance of food.” Berk was followed into the grand estate by other smiling supporters like Busy Phillips, who added, “The No Kid Hungry campaign makes sure that kids have a healthy meal at the start of their day, which impacts everything. Think about how angry you get when you are hungry. Imagine a five year old—imagine a six year old. It really affects everything.”
Last into the house was a gorgeously decked out Alecia Moore with hubby Carey Hart. “No Kid Hungry is incredible,” she told me. “A Place At The Table was really inspiring for us. We watched it while I was on tour. The most inspiring thing I’ve heard [Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength] say is that this is a solvable problem. That really works for my Virgo brain because I’m a fixer. I need to fix everything and everyone and this is actually something that can be fixed.”
As we heard a few months back Andrew Macpherson is creating his first photo book featuring the many years of working with P!nk. We have some news that the book has been approved by P!nk herself .
Andrew has told us that ;
“It’s moving along fast now, and it’s going to be really special!”
Check out many of Andrews Photoshoot with P!nk in our gallery :)
Don’t call Alecia Moore “Pink” — at least for now.
The 35-year-old entertainer is just being herself in You+Me, her new acoustic project with Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green. The duo released its debut album Tuesday.
“This has nothing to do with Pink,” Moore says, sitting by Green’s side at Santa Monica’s Viceroy Hotel.
“Pink was my nickname as a kid but it’s become this thing that I do. If you say the name Pink, you conjure up a woman hanging from a ceiling in a piece of cloth, screaming about her husband,” she laughs. “This is just me and my friend Dallas. He doesn’t call me Pink.”
Moore and Green say they weren’t even trying to create an album. They were just a couple of old friends having fun and making music.
“The fact that there were no expectations — I think that’s what made it so freeing,” she says. “I felt like I was 8 years old again. I just felt like I was doing it because I loved it.”
The result is rose ave., a collection of nine original, guitar-based duets, along with an outstanding cover of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.” The spare arrangements on these folksy songs spotlight Green and Moore’s harmonies.
“I think I sing better when I’m singing with him,” she says.
They wrote and recorded the album in a week, which Green attributes to their friendship and overall comfort with each other.
“The reason we wrote so quickly,” he says, “was just because it was so energizing, the experience, I think, for both of us, because it was something different.” Since 2005, Green has written and recorded as City and Colour, releasing four studio albums. The Ontario native was previously frontman for Alexisonfire.
As Pink, Moore says she tends to “write to tour.”
“I’m way more of a touring person now,” she says. “I’m trying to create the best thing I can create so I can do the coolest thing on the stage.”
She and Green would not say if they plan to tour as You+Me.
Though Pink is on a break right now (her The Truth About Love tour wrapped earlier this year), Moore promises she’ll be back eventually.
“I see myself in Vegas at 60,” she said, “in a tutu, hanging from the ceiling in a piece of cloth, screaming about my husband.”
When it comes to motherhood, Grammy-winning singer P!nk has expressed hersupport for breastfeeding and attachment parenting. But one thing she does not support is her daughter’s potty mouth.
During her appearance on “The Ellen Show” this week, the singer told a funny story about her 3-year-old daughter Willow. “She’s totally nuts,” P!nk said, noting that the little girl gets her “wild side” from her dad Carey Hart.
One time when P!nk was preparing to go onstage for a performance, Willow ran up to her and declared, “I’m f**king here!”
“I was like, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t. My ears don’t understand what you’re saying,'” P!nk said. The singer explained that she does not approve of her daughter’s vulgar vocabulary, but definitely saw the hilarity in the situation. “It’s so cute! I mean, I’m not encouraging it but — come on, it’s like a little 3-year-old body and then…”
P!nk can take comfort in knowing that Willow’s definitely not the first toddler to drop the F-bomb.