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Find out where Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and more fall on the highest female earners list.
Despite not releasing an album since 2012's 'Unapologetic' and only playing 9 shows since, Rihanna remains in the Top 10. Her new album 'Anti' and its expected tour dates are sure to push her up the list next year.
Mariah Carey's Las Vegas residency has been very profitable for the singer in 2015 - and with the series set to run into 2016, she is an early contender for next year's Forbes list.
The country singer has had an amazing 2015, winning Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, among other accolades. Her partnerships with Red55 Wine, Pink Pistol and Dixie Darlin, as well as her own line of clothing and pet accessories are very profitable. Picture: Getty
Although Lopez has taken a step back from releasing music, she has made double-digit millions as a judge on American Idol and has had successful acting roles. With a Las Vegas residency lined-up next year, 2016 is also expected to be a success for Jennifer Lopez.
Britney has continued to release a steady stream of new music this year but its her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood that has earned her major cash in 2015. She also makes money from her 'The Intimate Britney Spears' lingerie line that sells around the world.
Last year's joint 'On The Run' tour with Jay Z grossed over $100m and gave the couple a nightly average comparable to The Rolling Stones. She also makes considerable money from her deals with Pepsi, L'Oréal and her own Heat fragrance. Picture: Getty
Gaga is still one of the biggest names in the music industry despite straying away from pop music over the past year. Alongside playing 66 shows in 2014/2015, Gaga also made money from deals with Versace and MAC, as well as her own 'Fame' fragrance. Picture: PA
Although the band contains three men, it also boasts two high-profile women - Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie. The band's recent 'On With The Show' tour included 86 gigs and had an astonishing secondary ticket price of over $300!
More than 12 month's after releasing her '1989' album, copies are still selling. Her earnings are also boosted by her successful '1989' tour which grossed $4m per city!
Katy Perry claims the top spot this year largely because of her 'Prismatic World Tour'. The singer grossed more than $2m per city over the course of 126 shows. She also makes money through deals with Coty, Claire's and Covergirl.