Britney Spears made $58 million over the past year, more than any other woman in the music industry. Her "Femme Fatale" album was certified platinum in the U.S. and her tour made up for most of the cash. Endorsements and a fragrance line added millions more.
Spears beat out Taylor Swift, who came in at No. 2 with $57 million. Taylor made most of her money on the road as well, making over $1 million per night. She also got big money from endorsements with CoverGirl and Sony and there's more cash on the way. Her latest album, "Red", sold 1.2 million units its opening week, the best debut by any artist since 2002.
Rihanna was third with $53 million. Along with touring money and her hits, she cashed in on endorsements with Vita Coco and Nivea, as well as her fragrance Reb'l Fleur.
No. 4 was Lady Gaga with $52 million and Katy Perry rounded out the top five with $45 million.
Other ladies on the list included Madonna with $30 million, Beyoncé with $40 million (she'll earn even more next year when her $50 million deal with Pepsi kicks in), and Nicki Minaj, who barely missed the top ten.
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