Lady Gaga Leads List of Top-Earning Female Singers

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She was born to be a megastar, apparently. With a staggering $90 million earned in 2011, Lady Gaga made more money than any female singer, by a mile.

Taylor Swift was second with half of that total ... a paltry $45 million.

Katy Perry was right behind Swift with $44 million, while Beyonce Knowles and Rihanna finished off the top five, earning $35 million and $29 million respectively.

That Crazy Gaga

Gaga's impressive earnings were mainly due to her tour, which grossed $1.3 million a night, as well the Born This Way singer's many endorsement deals.

The earnings estimates were compiled by Forbes with help from data from Pollstar, RIAA and others, as well as extensive interviews with industry insiders.

The totals encompass all aggregate pre-tax income earned from May 2010-May 2011, before expenses, i.e. subtracting agent and manager fees, and so on.

The 10 Top Earning Women in Music:

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Katy Perry
  4. Beyonce
  5. Rihanna
  6. Pink
  7. Carrie Underwood
  8. Celine Dion
  9. Adele
  10. Alicia Keys and Britney Spears (tie)
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even though shes on the 8th position but she is the most powerful voice in the world and she is the queen of the love song ang queen of music

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I love taylor swift She is deserve to be #1 :)

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GAGA is best but my icon is celine dion

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im always like ladygaga and idont like other siger. be monster not really evill heheheheheheheeheh

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i jus luv gaga`sngs.sh`s rely n awful singer.

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Love Gaga's unique and creative outfits... and the fact she wants peace and kindness for everyone... very basic, really. All of mankind (& womankind!) should strive for treating each other kindly... what a great world we would then have! She certainly seems to work hard for her earnings.

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The only reason as to why she topped the list is because she sold her soul to satan in return for fortune and fame!! ABC wanted to do a reality show with her and when one of our producers went to interview her she shared that information with us. Guys think! She has more money than any other singer, she has millions of followers on twitter and think about her outfits. These are all the work of the devil. I'm not saying that gaga is a devil but from the looks of things she is controlled by one!!!

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Lady Gaga is smarter than she would ever admit. She's capitalized on a market with odd wardrobe choices, her fearless pledge to gays and belting out songs that are relateable.

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Lady Gaga worth it but for now i'm big time down for Rihanna.

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i like gaga is numer one in the world