Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has been crowned the highest-earning female musician by bosses at Forbes magazine.
The Toxic hitmaker has brought in a whopping $58 million between May, 2011 and 2012 due to the combined sales from her latest album, Femme Fatale, and her new perfume, Fantasy Twist.
Spears edged out country beauty Taylor Swift to earn the title - the 22 year old came in a close second with $57 million in earnings thanks in part to her role as the face of CoverGirl cosmetics and her massively-successful Speak Now World Tour.
R&B singer Rihanna came in third after receiving an estimated $53 million pay cheque, followed by last year's winner Lady Gaga ($52 million) and Katy Perry ($45 million).
Beyonce ($40 million) and Madonna ($30 million) also made the top 10.
Copyright WENN.com - World Entertainment News Network
Top Entertainment Headlines
The performances are all complete and on Tuesday, the winner of NBC's "The Voice" will be revealed. Monday night, the three remaining artists gave it a final shot.