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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taylor swift?? seriously??


I dont like lady gags. I much prefer Taylorand Adele, more real and dont have to dress and act outlandish to get attention. Down with gags.


Where is selena gomez?i guest justin b isn't worth it.she need 2 date some 1 who is more famouse than that lil boy.bcause that all she can do!what else can make her famouse.her movies are flops,her music,wait a second what music? the girl can't even sing.