Selasa, 12 November 2013

Top 10 The Highest Paid Female Singers in The World (2013)

1. Britney Spears ($58 million)

The 31-year-old pop star tops our list of the top-earning women in music thanks to millions from touring, endorsements and a fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden. Her latest album, Femme Fatale, earned platinum certification in the U.S.

2. Taylor Swift ($57 million)

The country crossover star grossed over $1 million per night on the road this year, and also earns big from endorsements with the likes of CoverGirl and Sony. There’s more cash on the way: her latest album, Red, moved 1.2 million units its opening week this fall, the best debut since 2002.

3. Rihanna ($53 million)

The Barbados-born diva is one of the top earning women in music thanks to lucrative sidelines including endorsements with Vita Coco and Nivea, fragrance Reb’l Fleur and a heavy touring schedule.

4. Lady Gaga ($52 million)

The Born This Way singer still makes plenty of money off of music sales, padding her coffers a new fragrance called Fame. Up next: more touring and perhaps a new album.

5. Katy Perry ($45 million)

The California Girl continues to garner considerable airplay €”and dollars. Her California Dreams Tour grossed nearly $60 million, and she’s the only musician besides Michael Jackson to have five No. 1 singles from the same album.

6. Beyoncé ($40 million)

Beyoncé took a break from her hectic schedule after giving birth to Blue Ivy in January. But she still earns big from old hits and non-musical ventures like her House of Dereon clothing line. Next up: a $50 million deal with Pepsi and a new album.

7. Adele ($35 million)

Who says recorded music is dead? The big-voiced Brit has sold over 23 million copies of her smash album 21 and in February earned six Grammys for her efforts.

8. Sade ($33 million)

One of four foreign-born musicians on the list, the Nigerian-born, Britain-bred singer-songwriter makes the cut thanks to a tour that included nearly 100 show dates in our scoring period.

9. Madonna ($30 million)

The Material Girl’s latest tour falls outside our scoring period, but she still makes the list on account of a new record deal, endorsements, a shoe line, a fragrance and royalties from old hits.

10. Shakira ($20 million)

The Colombian-born diva squeaks into the top ten on the strength of a lucrative bunch of live shows, continued record sales and a new fragrance, Elixir.

By: PamelaT

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