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The Top Earning Female Singers In Hollywood

Last updated on: December 13, 2012 17:59 IST

The Top Earning Female Singers In Hollywood

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Britney Spears has emerged as the top earning female singer in Hollywood by earning more money than any other female singer this year, according to Forbes' latest list of music's Top Earning Women.
 
The 31-year-old pop star hauled in $58 million over the past year thanks to her latest album, Femme Fatale, and the tour she did to support it, ABC News reported.

Here's looking at the top 10 earners of the year.


Image: Britney Spears
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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2. Tayor Swift

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Country singer Taylor Swift, 22, missed the top spot by a narrow margin.

She made $57 million this year.  

The 22-year-old country crossover has been on a non-stop promo tour for her new album, Red, which went triple platinum in less than a month.


Image: Tayor Swift
Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters

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3. Rihanna

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The Rude Boy Barbadian hitmaker, 24, figures at number three with $54 million in earnings.

To create the list, Forbes looked at income from record sales, touring, endorsements, merchandise, and other ventures.
 
The figures represent earnings from May 2011 to May 2012, before subtracting management fees, legal costs and taxes.


 


Image: Rihanna
Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
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4. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga, who's currently gearing up to perform along side the Rolling Stones in the concert marking the band's 50th anniversary, is placed at number four in the list.

The avant-garde popstar made $52 million in earnings.


Image: Lady Gaga
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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5. Katy Perry

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California girls singer Katy Perry, who along side Adele has been long-listed for an Oscar in the original song category, has yet another feather in her cap.

The 28-year-old pop sensation is at number five in the Forbes list with $45 million in earnings.


Image: Katy Perry
Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters

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6. Beyonce

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R&B diva Beyonce, who'd been on a break ever since her daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born earlier this year, has recently come out with a documentary on her life.

While the jury is out on it, the singer finds her place of pride at number six in this lst with $40 million in earnings. 


Image: Beyonce
Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters
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7. Adele

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This has been an exceptionally good year for British crooner Adele.

It started with an astounding six wins at the Grammys in February, a song in the latest James Bond flick Skyfall and the birth of her first child in October.

Adele made $35 million in the past year.


Image: Adele
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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8. Sade

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Another British artist on the list, singer Sade takes up the eighth spot with $33 million in earnings.


Image: Sade
Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters
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9. Madonna

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Madonna, who's been widely criticised for her age-inappropriate stage costumes recently, is stil holding fort when it comes to revenue.

The diva made $30 million in earnings.


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Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
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10. Shakira

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Latina hottie Shakira, who's expecting her first child with soccer player beau Gerard Pique, rounds off the list with $20 million in earnings.


Image: Shakira
Photographs: Mike Stone/Reuters

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Source: ANI