Friday 14 December 8:50 a.m.
By Megan Slovak
Britney Spears has been crowned the highest-earning
female musician by bosses at Forbes magazine.
hitmaker has brought in a whopping $58 million (£36.3 million) between May,
2011 and 2012 due to the combined sales from her latest album, Femme Fatale,
and her new perfume, Fantasy Twist.
out country beauty Taylor Swift to earn the title - the 22 year old came in a
close second with $57 million (£35.6 million) in earnings thanks in part to her
role as the face of CoverGirl cosmetics and her massively-successful Speak Now
Rihanna came in third after receiving an estimated $53 million (£33.1 million)
pay cheque, followed by last year's winner Lady Gaga ($52 million/£32.5
million) and Katy Perry ($45 million/£28.1 million).
Beyonce ($40 million/£25 million) and Madonna ($30 million/£18.8
million) also made the top 10.