Britney Spears Is the Top-Earning Female Musician of 2012

Britney Spears is back on top. The 31-year-old pop superstar was recently named the highest-earning female of 2012, according to Fobes. Thanks to her latest platinum album Femme Fatale, various endorsements, a fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden, and of course, her huge paycheck for being a judge on “The X Factor,” Spears earned a whopping $64 million in 2012.

“Britney has an electricity that connects with audiences on screen and off, and it is that intangible quality that always seems to leave her fans, old and new, breathless,” said music attorney Lori Landew, who helped Spears sign her first record deal more than a decade ago.

Country cutie Taylor Swift came in at number two with $57 million, followed by Rihanna with $53 million and Lady Gaga with $52 million.