Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift rise to top of highest paid couples list

Calvin Harris’s romance with Taylor Swift has helped them knock superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z from the number one spot in the Forbes list of the highest paid celebrity couples.

Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift rise to top of highest paid couples list

The Scottish DJ and Shake It Off singer are reported to be have earned $146m (€131m) in the past year, thanks to successful music careers and lucrative advertising deals.

Harris, who has scored number one hits with Summer and Sweet Nothing, recently referred to Swift as “my girl” in a tweet congratulating her for changing “the entire music industry”.

Apple changed its policy about payment to artists on their new streaming service after criticism from the 25-year-old songstress.

She has since agreed a deal to let Apple Music be the only service to stream her album 1989.

She said at her recent gig in Glasgow: “I happen to love Scottish people, personally.”

The pair were photographed embracing last month at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are said to have earned $110.5m, and topped the list in 2013, falling to second place this year.

The full Forbes Celebrity 100 list, which will for the first time rank entertainers by their annual income only, is released on Monday.

Swift and Harris are one of only three couples where both members have made the list.

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