Britney Spears was earning six times, and Lady Gaga – half
Here rating singers who were able to make in the last year most of all. Total income (before taxes, fees and other deductions) are for the period from May 2011 to May 2012 and consist of income from record sales, tours, concerts, selling rights, merchandising, etc.
Source of information: Pollstar, RIAA, managers and other officials from the singers, promoters. Interestingly, the leader of last year’s rankings – Lady GaGa – this time, lost income nearly doubled ($ 52 million vs. $ 90 million), and topped the 2012 Outsider rating-2011 Britney Spears, whose earnings increased almost six-fold – from $ 10 million to $ 58 million
$ 58 million
Britney Spears’ latest album «Femme Fatale» became this year platinum in the U.S., which directly affected the income singer. In addition, she was able to make good money on the road and on the fact that it has become the “face” of the new fragrance from Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist.
$ 57 million
A significant portion of the proceeds were singer concerts (at $ 1 million each) and the fees from the sales of her latest album, «Red» (1,2 million copies just in the first week), and advertising contracts with Sony and CoverGirl.
$ 53 million
Barbados-born Rihanna gets a major income from touring performances, as well as the advertising contracts with Vita Coco and Nivea.True, the last in August broke the contract with her “face”, because, as stated by the company’s image and behavior of the singer “does not correspond to the values of the brand – the trust and respect of the family.”
$ 52 million
The main source of income pop diva – sales of her album, a little less yield performances, as well as selling a new flavor of her name – Fame Lady Gaga.
$ 45 million
Katy Perry boasts a unique achievement: five singles from her latest album «Teenage Dream» took first place in all the charts – before it was possible only to Michael Jackson. A basic income in the last year she received from fees during a concert tour California Dreams.
$ 40 million
Birth of a daughter forced to drop out of the singer busy tour schedule. But significant effect on its earnings is not affected: her writing is still selling well, and her own fashion house House of Dereon brings a good income. And next year, the singer can improve performance: its assets – a contract for $ 50 million with Pepsi and preparing a new album for release.
$ 35 million
Adele own example proves that all the talk about the death of the record industry is worthless. Winner of an BRIT Awards for his album “21″ sold 23 million copies of the record, which earned her last February, and another six awards “Grammy.”
$ 33 million
Born in Nigeria and raised in the UK, if the singer can not boast the highest earnings, then for sure the number of touring shows – easy!From May 2011 to May 2012 was the first of nearly 100.
$ 30 million
A significant part of the earnings of the veteran pop scene today are selling the rights and royalties for her previous hits, as well as income from its own brands: perfumes (Truth of Dare), clothing (Material Girl) and shoes (Truth of Dare).
$ 20 million
Earnings singers, allowing her to get into the current rating, consists of two components – an active touring and sales of her new fragrance Elixir.
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