The Extra List: Forbes' Top-Earning Women in Music
4. Beyonce Knowles, $35 million
Her relatively small amount of touring led to a dip in earnings, but new album 4, fashion line House of Dereon, fragrances Heat and Pulse, and other ventures added up. She's expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z this winter.
3. Katy Perry, $44 million
Her album "Teenage Dream" boasted five chart-topping singles; the only other artist to accomplish that feat is Michael Jackson. No stranger to business, Perry also just launched her own perfume line, Purr.
2. Taylor Swift, $45 million
Call her country, pop or both — there's no question that Swift is a moneymaking machine. All three of her albums have gone platinum, and she grosses over $1 million per night on tour.
1. Lady Gaga, $90 million
The Queen Monster is music's top-earning woman, thanks largely to her $1.3 million nightly gross on the road. Her endorsement deals include Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Monster Cable and PlentyOfFish.com.