Lady Gaga Earned $90 Million This Year

Who says that musicians don’t make as much as they used to these days? Sure, many people download music for free, but there are dozens of ways to make money as a performing artist. Just ask Lady Gaga. Mother Monster made $90 million from May 2010 to May 2011!

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Forbes announced its list of highest paid female musician and Lady Gaga landed on top.

Gaga’s tour produces much of her income, as well as iTunes downloads, public appearances, and album sales. Merchandise must also be figured into those numbers, natch.

Taylor Swift came in second, with $45 million, Katy Perry followed with $44 million… Here’s the list of Top 10 Earning Women in Music:

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Katy Perry
  4. Beyonce
  5. Rihanna
  6. Pink
  7. Carrie Underwood
  8. Celine Dion
  9. Adele
  10. Alicia Keys and Britney Spears (tie)