Visions of a Freeman - Brain Age - 03, November of 2016

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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/03/taylor-swift-tops-forbes-chart-highest-paid-female-artists-adele
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift tops chart of highest paid female artists

Singer earned $170m in the last year according to Forbes, more than twice as much as Adele, while 2015’s highest earner Katy Perry drops down to fifth place
  
   
Top of the female pop earners … Taylor Swift. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Guardian music
@guardianmusic
Thursday 3 November 2016 09.14 GMT

Taylor Swift has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-earning female solo artists in music, with more than twice the income of the second-placed artist, Adele. The US business magazine estimated Swift earned $170m (£137m) between 1 June 2015 and 1 June 2016, compared to Adele’s $80.5m.

Forbes notes that most of Swift’s earnings came from her 1989 world tour, which sold more than $250m worth of tickets, while Adele is unusual in that the bulk of her revenue came from album sales. Adele’s most recent album, 25 – which was released in November 2015 – became the fastest selling album of all time in the UK, selling 800,307 copies in its first week. In the US, it became the first album to sell more than 3m copies in a week, with 3.38m sales within seven days of release, and was the best selling album of 2015.

While Beyoncé seems low on the list, in fifth place, with $54m, she is likely to be higher next year, when sales from her Formation world tour are taken into account.

Touring is the biggest generator of income for artists these days, and it’s noticeable that last year’s highest earner, Katy Perry, has slipped to sixth place. In 2015, her Prismatic world tour sent her to the top by generating $135m. This year, without that cash machine, she earned $41m.

The bottom four of the top 10, however, did not have to crisscross the world to make money. Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Shania Twain and Celine Dion all took on lucrative residencies in Las Vegas, where casino owners shell out huge sums for marquee acts to draw in gamblers.

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Forbes said the figures were calculated using information from Pollstar, which tracks tour revenues, Nielsen, which measures music sales, Recording Industry Association of America, as well as interviews with those involved in the inner workings of business.

The full top 10:

1. Taylor Swift – $170m
2. Adele – $80.5m
3. Madonna – $76.5m
4. Rihanna – $75m
5. Beyoncé – $54m
6. Katy Perry – $41m
7. Jennifer Lopez – $39.5m
8. Britney Spears – $30.5m
9. Shania Twain – $27.5m
10. Celine Dion – $27m
   
   
   
Disturbed - Stupify [Official Music Video]
   
Stupify - Disturbed

Yeah, bringing you another disturbing creation
From the mind of one sick animal who can't tell the difference
And gets stupefied

I've been waiting my whole life for just one, fuck
And all I needed was just one, fuck
How can you say that you don't give a, fuck
I find myself stupefied, coming back again
All I wanted was just one, fuck
One tiny little innocent, fuck
And when I feel like I'm shit out of, Luck
I find my stupefied, coming back again

Why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
  
   
I, can feel it all start slipping
I think I'm breaking down
And why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
I, can feel it all start slipping away

See but I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit?
  
   
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied
  
   
It's all the same you see
Live with it but I don't get it
  
   
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit?
  
   
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it?
  
   
I get stupefied
I get stupefied
  
   
All the people in the left wing, fuck
And all the people in the right wing, fuck
And all the people in the underground, fuck
I find myself stupefied, coming back again
All the people in the high rise, fuck
And all the people in the projects, fuck
And all la gente in the bario, fuck
I find myself stupefied, coming back again

Why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
I, can feel it all start slipping
I think I'm breaking down
Why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
I, can feel it all start slipping away

See but I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit?
  
 
   
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied
  
 
   
It's all the same you see
Live with it but I don't get it
  
   
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit?
  
   
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it?
  
   
I get stupefied
I get stupefied

Tifached
Tifached
  
   
And don't deny me
No baby now, don't deny me
And darlin' don't be afraid

Well, I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied

Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
  
   
Look in my face,
  
   
stare in my soul
  
   
I begin to stupify
Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
  
   
Look in my face, stare into my soul
Look in my face, stare into my soul
I begin to stupify, ah
  
 
  
   
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The pictures ABOVE this line have the following Characteristic:
Only the Adele Singer Photo was not the most recent photos available from their original source.
  

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