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Lady Gaga Named Highest Earning Female Musician Of 2011

Adele, Katy Perry and Beyonce also make the list...

By Jamal Guthrie on Thursday 15th December 2011

Lady Gaga has come top of the pile as the highest earning female music artist of 2011.

The 'Born This Way' singer earned a staggering $90m (£58m) this year, according to Forbes magazine's annual list.

Gaga's total doubles that of her pop peers, Taylor Swift $45m (£29m), and Katy Perry $44 (£28.4m).

Rihanna is surprisingly down in fifth place, earning a reported $29m (£18.7m) in 2011, with Adele as the only British artist on the list with $18m (£11.6m).

The top 10 highest earning female artists in 2011 were as follows:

1. Lady Gaga - $90 million
2. Taylor Swift - $45 million
3. Katy Perry - $44 million
4. Beyoncé - $35 million
5. Rihanna - $29 million
6. Pink - $22 million
7. Carrie Underwood - $20 million
8. Celine Dion - $19 million
9. Adele - $18 million
10. Britney Spears/Alicia Keys - $10 million

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