Everybody, Scream and Shout for our pretty, pretty princess of pop because it was an amaaaaaazing year for Britney Spears!
She was THE highest-paid female musician of 2012, bringing in a total of $58 million. And that says a lot considering she didn't release a new album or even go on tour.
Forbes magazine named her as 2012's top-earner due to her $15 million X Factor deal, her endorsements, the release of her latest fragrance Fantasy Twist and because our girl's popularity and star power just refuse to die down, sales from her 2011 album Femme Fatale have actually skyrocketed a year after its release.
Lori Landew, who helped sign BritBrit to her first record deal explains why:
"Britney has an electricity that connects with audiences on screen and off, and it is that intangible quality that always seems to leave her fans, old and new, breathless."
So, who came in second place? Why, Taylor Swift, of course! And no surprise there!
Two hot blonde bombshells getting all that ca$h and we ain't complainin' cuz life would be sooOOOOoooo boring without them!
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]
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