Forbes’ Top Earning Female in Music 2011: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and More

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The “Marry the Night” singer Lady Gaga scores number one spot in list of top-earning female in music 2011 by Forbes. Reportedly, her income is more than double the estimated earnings of both Taylor Swift and Katy Perry who land on the 2nd and 3rd on the list. The numbers reflect earnings between May 2010 and 2011 with date from Pollstar, RIAA and others, in addition to interviews with industry insiders such as lawyers, managers, agents, concert promoters and, in some cases, the musicians themselves. Rounding the top 10 list are Beyonce ($35 million), Rihanna ($29 million), Pink ($22 million), Carrie Underwood ($20 million), Celine Dion ($19 million) and Britney Spears, who ties with Alicia Keys at $10 million.

 

Lady Gaga, $90 million


According to Forbes, Lady Gaga has earned a whopping $90 million from profits of her Born This Way album, wildly-successful Monster Ball Tour, and multiple endorsement contracts, including deals with Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Monster Cable and PlentyOfFish.com.


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The fashion-fast-forward icon Lady Gaga is named the music’s top-earning woman 2011 with $90 million in income. Earlier, she beats out Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey as the World's Most Powerful Celebrity in a similar Forbes ranking

 

Taylor Swift, $45 million


In the second place in Forbes’ 2011 Top Earning Women in Music list is pop/country singer Taylor Swift who earned $45 million. With three of her albums have gone platinum, Swift is no doubt a moneymaking machine

In the second place in Forbes’ 2011 Top Earning Women in Music list is pop/country singer Taylor Swift who earned $45 million. With three of her albums have gone platinum, Swift is no doubt a moneymaking machine

 

Katy Perry, $44 million


Katy Perry makes her benefits from five chart-stopping singles from her “Teenage Dream” CD. Furthermore, the singer also shills for Proactiv, Adidas and Ubisoft, and has her own perfume line, Purr

Katy Perry makes her benefits from five chart-stopping singles from her “Teenage Dream” CD. Furthermore, the singer also shills for Proactiv, Adidas and Ubisoft, and has her own perfume line, Purr

 

Beyonce Knowles, $35 million


Beyonce Knowles earns most of her money from new album 4, fashion line House of Dereon, fragrances Heat and Puls and some other ventures

Beyonce Knowles earns most of her money from new album 4, fashion line House of Dereon, fragrances Heat and Puls and some other ventures

 

 

Pink, $22 million


The new mother, who gave birth to daughter Willow Sage in June, topped $1 million per show

The new mother, who gave birth to daughter Willow Sage in June, topped $1 million per show

 

Carrie Underwood, $20 million


American Idol Carrie Underwood is ranked at the 7th place on the list thanks to $20 million earning

American Idol Carrie Underwood is ranked at the 7th place on the list thanks to $20 million earning

 

Celine Dion, $19 million


The “My Heart Will Go On” singer is featured on the list thanks to wildly profitable Vegas show

The “My Heart Will Go On” singer is featured on the list thanks to wildly profitable Vegas show

 

Adele, $18 million


Adele, Britain's most successful act since The Beatles, sells 3 million copies of her seconf album in the U.K

Adele, Britain's most successful act since The Beatles, sells 3 million copies of her seconf album in the U.K

 

Britney Spears and Alicia Keys $10 million


Spears and Alicia share the 10th place on this list

Spears and Alicia share the 10th place on this list

 

 

Lady Gaga Top Earning Female Artist 2011

 

Related links:

Lady Gaga Tops Forbes’s 2011 Celebrity 100 List

Most Powerful Women 2011 by Forbes

World's Top-Earning Celebrity Couples 2011

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