Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Are the Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple
It’s official: Taylor Swift has dethroned Queen B as one half of the highest-paid celebrity couple. According to Forbes, Swift and her new boyfriend, DJ/songwriter Calvin Harris, have bumped Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z from the top slot, having pulled in a combined $146 million over the past year.
Swift, now arguably one of the most influential stars on the planet (especially after her recent discourse with Apple), has landed endorsement deals with brands like Keds and Sony, and not to be outdone, Harris has been the face of Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic — not to mention the couple’s individual booming music careers.
Swift made pop culture history last week when an open letter she posted addressed to Apple prompted the mega-company to change courses on their new Apple Music streaming service. The superstar, who had held back her album 1989 from the service, argued that by offering three months of service for free without paying artists for the streams during the trial period, the company was devaluing art and unfairly refusing to compensate the creators of that art.
“We don’t ask you for free iPhones,” she wrote. “Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” The technology giant changed their tune almost immediately, reversing their decision by the evening of the same day and agreeing to pay artists out of pocket for the free trial period.
The artist is currently on the 1989 world tour in support of the record, which will now be available on Apple Music in response to the company’s decision.
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