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    Madonna Beats Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift for 2013's Highest-Paid Woman in Music

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    She may not have a top-selling record out, or even be on a world tour, but Madonna is still the reigning Queen of Pop.

    In fact, Madge beat out Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift as the highest-paid woman in music this year.

    According to Forbes, the 55-year-old earned an astounding $125 million over the last twelve months. Not too shabby!

    She's sitting on top of her fortune no thanks to the tail end of her MDNA tour and a large cut of her Material Girl clothing line with Macy's.

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    Gaga followed closely behind in the No. 2 spot.

    Mother Monster raked in a cool $80 million with the help of her ARTPOP album as well as her most recent world tour (despite the fact that it was cut short due to a hip injury).

    T. Swift landed in third place with a respectable $55 million while Jay Z's leading lady earned $53 million.

    It turns out that Queen Bey makes over $2 million for every single show she plays and considering she's slated to perform 123 shows for her Mrs. Carter World Tour, well, you do the math.

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    But aside from the larger-than-life performances, Beyoncé is also collecting some serious cash from her H&M and Pepsi deals.

    And rounding out the top five picks is none other than Jennifer Lopez.

    The American Idol judge added a nice $45 million to her bank this year partially due to her salary on the popular singing reality show.

    She also credits a successful world tour and starring role in Q'Viva, a Latin song competition show for Fox.

    Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink, Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey closed out the top ten, respectively.

    Congrats, ladies!

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