Britney Spears Tops Forbes’ Highest-Earning Women In Music List

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It’s a good year to be Britney Spears!

The pop star won’t have any problems buying Christmas presents for all her friends and family because according to Forbes Magazine, she is the top-earning female musician of 2012.

Brit Brit brought home a whopping $58 million thanks to her Femme Fatale album, tour, fragrances, and endorsement deals. We’re guessing that $18 million X Factor gig didn’t hurt either!

Taylor Swift follows closely behind with $57 million. Most of her earnings come from touring. Forbes estimates she grossed $1 million per night! Swift also has major deals with Covergirl and Sony. Expect her to add upon this with sales from her latest album Red, which was the highest debut of any artist thus far in 2012.

Rihanna came in third place with a respectable $53 million. Forbes says RiRi’s fortune comes from her non-stop touring, string of massive hit songs, Reb’l Fleur perfume, and endorsements with Vita Coco and Nivea.

Who else made this list? Check it out below!

  1. Britney Spears – $58 million
  2. Taylor Swift – $57 million
  3. Rihanna – $53 million
  4. Lady Gaga – $52 million
  5. Katy Perry – $45 million
  6. Beyonce – $40 million
  7. Adele – $35 million
  8. Sade – $33 million
  9. Madonna – $30 million
  10. Shakira – $20 million

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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