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Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Lead Forbes’ Top-Earning Women in Music List

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Forbes has released its Top Earning Women in Music list, and to no one’s surprise, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry lead the pack. Gaga made $90 million in 2011, while Swift and Perry made $45 million and $44 million, respectively.

Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball” tour was her biggest source of income — it grossed $1.3 million a night — but her many endorsement deals with Monster cable, Polaroid and Virgin Mobile helped propel her to the top of the pack. Forbes notes that its pre-tax income figures don’t account for manager and agent fees.

Rounding out the top 10 of the Forbes Top Earning Women in Music list are Beyonce, Rihanna, Pink, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Adele and, in a tie for 10th, Alicia Keys and Britney Spears.