Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lady Gaga Beats Madonna On Forbes List Of The Top-Earning Musicians

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is among the highest-earning musicians as she netted an estimated $62 million over the last year, from her 106-date world tour, record sales and partnering with some strong corporations.

The New York-born singer has debuted on the list this year at number 7 and came ahead of Madonna who earned $58 million. Lady Gaga is one of the few relatively youthful artists in the 2010 Forbes list of top-earning musicians.

U2 have been named the highest-earning band in the world over the last year raking in $130 million. U2's massive 360° Tour has helped the band to reach the top spot as the Irish legends made $10 million in ticket sales on each tour stop.

Here are the top earning musicians of 2010 according to
  1. U2 – $130 million
  2. AC/DC – $114 million
  3. BeyoncĂ© Knowles – $87 million
  4. Bruce Springsteen – $70 million
  5. Britney Spears – $64 million
  6. Jay-Z – $63 million
  7. Lady Gaga – $62 million
  8. Madonna – $58 million
  9. Kenny Chesney – $50 million
  10. Black Eyed Peas/Coldplay – $48 million