Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

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We'll give you a minute to try and guess who made more money between June 2012 and June 2013 over such artists as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Coldplay.

Beyoncé? Close. Taylor Swift ? Getting warmer.

Give up? We thought so.

The No. 1 spot goes to none other than....Madonna!

According to Forbes, the Material Girl earned a whopping $125 million during the aforementioned time frame, thanks largely to her hugely successful MDNA Tour.

Gaga came in second with $80 million, while Bon Jovi ($79 million), Toby Keith ($65 million), Coldplay ($64 million), Justin Bieber ($58 million), Taylor Swift ($55 million), Elton John ($54 million) and Beyoncé and Kenny Chesney (tied with $53 million) rounded out the top 10.


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"With touring being the biggest revenue stream, if there's an opportunity for an artist to go out, if there's an opportunity for a promoter to curate a festival, people are doing it," Kevin Liles, who manages Big Sean, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy, told Forbes.

Other stars who earned big include Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Jay-Z, One Direction, Katy Perry and Pink.

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