Madonna Is Music Top Earning Woman




Top business magazine Forbes has announced Pop singer Madonna as the highest-paid woman in music with a value of $125 million edging out Lady Gaga and country-pop singer Taylor Swift into second and third spots respectively.

Her income for the 12-month period used by the magazine also made her the highest-earning celebrity overall, it said.

Much of Madonna’s earnings from June 2012 to June 2013 were from her worldwide MDNA Tour, which pulled in $305 million. But the 55-year-old singer, who jumped from ninth place in 2012, also made money with merchandising sales, her fragrance and from her Material Girl clothing line.

Lady Gaga, with $80 million, jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 this year, despite her Born This Way Ball tour being cut short due to an injury. Gaga, 27, released her album “ARTPOP” after the cut off date for Forbes’ annual earnings calculations.

Swift, 23, dropped from second place in 2012 to third this year. Her $55 million in earnings came from sales of her latest album “Red” as well as endorsement deals, records sales and touring.

Singer Beyonce, 32, came in fourth, not far behind with $53 million. The R&B star, who rose two places from last year, was also on the road with her Mrs. Carter World Tour, and earned cash from her House of Dereon clothing line and endorsement deals.

Jennifer Lopez, 44, rounded out the top five women with $45 million. Although her earnings dropped after she left her spot as a judge on the TV singing competition show “American Idol,” she still earned plenty of money from her world tour and the Latin singing competition show “Q’Viva” for the Fox television network.

Country singer and 2005 “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, 30, was a newcomer to the list at No. 9. Underwood, who played the lead role of Maria in a live version of “The Sound of Music” for television earlier this month, earned $31 million from her latest album “Blown Away” and touring.

Forbes compiled the list after estimating pre-tax income based on record sales, concert tickets, touring information merchandise sales and interviews with concert promoters, lawyers and managers. It also looked at data from the Pollstar trade magazine, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan.



You might also like

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  1. Ledebeers says
  2. fliernono says – buy finasteride in singapore

  3. vebrand says
  4. Stromectol says

    Acheter Cialis 5 Mg Comprime Pellicule Boite De 28

  5. PestQuene says
  6. Propecia says

    Who Selling Viagra At A Discount

  7. shiesty says
  8. Cialis says

    Cephalexin Treatment

  9. gawadvalt says
  10. Vendionig says – buy stromectol online

  11. sepSpapse says
  12. invingerb says – where to buy methotrexate

  13. Mushids says – what is plaquenil

  14. unfaild says – should you drink a lot of water when taking lasix

  15. Atroldbob says
  16. priligy pills says

    cialis pas cher en pharmacie

  17. Lasix says

    Amoxicillin Dizziness

  18. Zithromax says

    Amoxicillin K Clav 875

  19. Plaquenil says

    Cytotec Composition

  20. Jashytese says
  21. Calluro says
  22. pingime says – do i need a doctor prescription to buy priligy

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More