Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris beat Beyonce and Jay-Z as highest paid celebrity couple

  • By Olamide Onipede


Beyonce and Jay Z have officially been dethroned as the world’s highest paid celebrity couple.

New couple Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have slid into the top spot with combined earnings of $146 million over the last year, according to Forbes. 

They earned $35.5 million more than Bey and Jay Z, whom came in second with $110.5 million.

Taylor’s earnings over the last year are surely boosted by her smashingly successful fifth studio album, 1989, which debuted in October 2014. 1989 moved 1.287 million copies in one week, the highest selling album since 2002. The 25-year-old musician is currently embarked upon her 1989 world tour, with the secondary price of tickets averaging $315.41.

Furthermore, Taylor has endorsement deals with Diet Coke, Keds and Sony, while Calvin works with Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic headphones.

Meanwhile, Taylor has made waves within the music industry by persuading Apple to compensate artists for plays of their songs during a three month free trial of their new streaming service, Apple Music.

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