Beyonce is the world's highest-paid woman in music

Mother-of-three beat Adele and Taylor Swift

Updated: 

Beyonce was the highest-paid woman in music in 2016-2017, according to Forbes magazine.

The singer, who gave birth to twins five months ago, earned $105million (£79m) in the 12 months preceding June 2017.

Most of her earnings come from her lucrative Formation world tour, as well as her numerous endorsements.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Backstage And Audience

Following close behind was Adele, who earned $69million (£52m) through her world tour and album sales.

Despite not releasing any new music during the time, Taylor Swift ended up in third place with her $44million (£33m) paycheque.

The top 10 ranked by Forbes is as follows:

1) Beyonce ($105m)

2) Adele ($69m)

3) Taylor Swift ($44m)

4) Celine Dion ($42m)

5) Jennifer Lopez ($38m)

6) Dolly Parton ($37m)

7) Rihanna ($36m)

8) Britney Spears ($34m)

9) Katy Perry ($33m)

10) Barbra Streisand ($30m)