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Madonna Named Highest-Paid Woman in Music

She may not have a top-selling record out, or even be on a world tour, but Madonna is still the reigning Queen of Pop.

In fact, Madge beat out Lady GagaBeyoncé and Taylor Swift as the highest-paid woman in music this year.

According to Forbes, the 55-year-old earned an astounding $125 million over the last twelve months. Not too shabby!

She's sitting on top of her fortune no thanks to the tail end of her MDNA tour and a large cut of her Material Girl clothing line with Macy's.

Gaga followed closely behind in the No. 2 spot.

Mother Monster raked in a cool $80 million with the help of her ARTPOP album as well as her most recent world tour (despite the fact that it was cut short due to a hip injury).

T. Swift landed in third place with a respectable $55 million while Jay Z's leading lady earned $53 million.

It turns out that Queen Bey makes over $2 million for every single show she plays and considering she's slated to perform 123 shows for her Mrs. Carter World Tour, well, you do the math.

But aside from the larger-than-life performances, Beyoncé is also collecting some serious cash from her H&M and Pepsi deals.

And rounding out the top five picks is none other than Jennifer Lopez.

The American Idol judge added a nice $45 million to her bank this year partially due to her salary on the popular singing reality show.

She also credits a successful world tour and starring role in Q'Viva, a Latin song competition show for Fox.

RihannaKaty PerryPinkCarrie Underwood and Mariah Carey closed out the top ten, respectively.

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