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Forbes' Top-Earning Women In Music

'It takes a really big man to fill my shoes,' Madonna once quipped. Apparently, it also takes a really rich man to fill those formidable size eights. The 49-year-old pop superstar tops Forbes' first-ever Cash Queens of Music list of the top-earning female musicians, banking $72 million between June 2006 and June 2007.
Madonna earned much of that from her landmark Confessions tour, the highest-grossing tour for a female artist, earning $260 million worldwide. During that time-frame, Madonna also enjoyed income from record sales, her deal with hipster retailer of choice H&M and payment from NBC for rights to broadcast her concert performance at London's Wembley Arena.
The Material Mom isn't slowing down one bit as she swings toward her 50th birthday this August. In October, the famously shrewd musician ditched Warner Music Group, her record label of 20 years, for an unprecedented 10-year deal with concert promoter Live Nation worth an estimated $120 million.

1 - Madonna - $72m (£36m)
2 - Barbra Streisand - $60m (£30m)
3 - Celine Dion - $45 (£22.6m)
4 - Shakira - $38m (£19.2m)
5 - Beyonce - £27m (£13.5m)
6 - Gwen Stefani - $26m (£13m)
7 - Christina Aguilera - $20m (£10m)
8 - Faith Hill - $19m (£9.5m)
9 - Dixie Chicks - $18m (£9m)
10 - Mariah Carey - $13m (£6.5m)

From Forbes.com - thanks to Chris


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I Think MADONNA is the best singer in the world .

Marc S

Has she really got size 8's? Never thought she had BOAT feet.

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