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Her Madgesty De-Thrones The Boss As The BIGGEST Money-Maker In The Music Industry!

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HEY! What did you expect?!

This is the QUEEN we're talking about, after all!

And when Her Madgesty goes on tour, NO ONE can beat her! Not even Bruce Springsteen, thankyouverymuch!

At least when it comes to finances, that is!

And no, we're not just talking about in North America! We already SAW how she dominated there!

According to Billboard's 2013 list of the top 40 highest-grossing musicians of the past 12 months, which, of course, takes into consideration album, touring, and publishing revenue, it was Madonna who come out on top, with an absolutely UNREAL $34,577,308.62!

Of course, she has to attribute some of that chunk of change to the OUT-OF-CONTROL, $305 million success of her SUPREME MDNA tour, but given the incredible amount of tireless work she put into making the show as wonderful as it was, we'd say the money is MORE than deserved!

But don't worry, Springsteen fans! You shouldn't be TOO disappointed!

The Boss wasn't too far behind with an equally-impressive $33.4 million, with a portion of that coming from the $200 million his Wrecking Ball Tour took in!


We couldn't be more thrilled to see two LEGENDS still at the top of their game, after all this time!

But check out the entire top 40 money-makers in music over the past 12 months…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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40) Blake Shelton
39) Mumford & Sons
38) Rod Stewart
37) Zac Brown Band
36) Andrea Bocelli
35) Journey
34) Jay-Z
33) Maroon 5
32) The Black Keys
31) Phish
30) One Direction
29) Elton John
28) Rush
27) Miranda Lambert
26) The Rolling Stones
25) Red Hot Chili Peppers
24) Drake
23) Toby Keith
22) Trans-Siberian Orchestra
21) Neil Diamond
20) Barbra Streisand
19) Rascal Flatts
18) Eric Church
17) Nickelback
16) Carrie Underwood
15) Taylor Swift
14) Brad Paisley
13) Celine Dion
12) Lady Antebellum
11) Adele
10) Justin Bieber
9) Coldplay
8) Jason Aldean
7) Tim McGraw
6) Dave Matthews Band
5) Kenny Chesney
4) Van Halen
3) Roger Waters
2) Bruce Springsteen
1) Madonna

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62 comments to “Her Madgesty De-Thrones The Boss As The BIGGEST Money-Maker In The Music Industry!”

  1. 1

    I'm sure you mean 2012, as we're only 2 months into 2013. Way to proofread though.

  2. 2

    dipshit,,,2013~!!! nothing you say has ANY credence.

  3. Killar says – reply to this


    Perez u really should have finished highschool. "The Boss wasn't too far behind with an equally-impressive $33.4 million, with $200 million of that coming from his Wrecking Ball Tour!" Thats like saying $200 of the $34 came from. wtf $200 > $34.

  4. Chris says – reply to this


    What the what?!? This article makes no sense what-so-ever!

  5. Wonder Why? says – reply to this


    There is a major difference between the two…Madonna sings about timely issues while Springsteen whines about one of the richest countries in the world like a wanna be
    Woody Guthrie from the filthy Jersey Shore…Give it up your myths Limo-Liberal…NJ pays the highest tax rates and you are filthy rich….

  6. Michelle says – reply to this


    I saw the Trans Siberian tour! It was so cool!

  7. 7

    yes and where is stinky gaga sliding down the ny sewer like a tainted turd long live queen madonna..

  8. 8

    who gives a shit if people want to throw their money away to shh this ugly over the hill broad lip sync to canned music, no accounting for peoples lack of taste.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    Robert Plant recently surprisingly stated that he and the year 2014 were open to a Led Zeppelin tour. If they mount a full blown tour with a lot of dates, they will blow every statistic out of the money maker water.

  10. 10

    Re: raypearson – ugly ? take another look in the mirror you worthless piece of shit old man. you are the most ugly man i have ever seen lol you are a pathetic piece of shit . i bet you only have just a few more years of life and when you are dead no one will care because you are an ugly old fart.

  11. BBB NYC says – reply to this


    Re: Killar
    Well said, Killar!

  12. 12

    Just goes to show you how retarded everyone really is. LOL

  13. 13

    Beyonce didn't even make the list nor did Kanye. I guess they got robbed again.

  14. 14

    Re: Kittens With Mittens – It's the 2013 list of the last 12 months. The record industry reports quarterly which is every 3 months if math escapes you. The list came out now because the figures weren't available till now.

  15. 15

    Re: Killar – The tour made 200 million the boss himself made 33.4 million. Madonna's tour made 305 million dollars Keep reading. I think the fact that 305 million dollars were spent going to see Madonna lip synch on a movie screen is ridiculous.

  16. 16

    Re: fabulousdivabuns – I was referring to the previous headline that read "BIGGEST MONEY MAKER OF 2013". Perez or one of his writers changed it when they were called out on the mistake.

  17. 17

    Re: lukeworrallishot – you're funny, , I know I'm ugly and old so what was your point? Your lame ass excuse of an insult just doesn't work when you're telling the truth. bye now girlyman.

  18. ankerich says – reply to this


    Already knew this…..Bad "cut and paste" Perez!!….

  19. 19

    Is this the new math?

  20. dddff says – reply to this


    If she only made $34,577,308.62, then how can $305 million on tour. Then did Bruce make $33.4 million or $200 million. You do know that the more zeros mean it is a larger number! Also $34 million is nice but it is not UNREAL!

  21. irishone says – reply to this


    These lists mean nothing. Reason being, Bruce charged less than $100 for the most expensive ticket so of course he is going to come in 2nd. Our country may still be one of the richest in the world, but this country still has a high unemployment rate, too many people losing their homes, racial tension, a major debt problem, and politicians that look the other way. If these aren't timely issues then your head is buried in the sand. Plus, most artists sing about things that don't relate to them, but Bruce did grow up in a working class family that struggled at times. He remembers people who still are struggling and remembers where he came from.

  22. WhiteBoy says – reply to this


    Re: Wonder Why?
    Madonna sings about timely issues? She's 54 and singing "Give Me All Your Luvin." Yes, how timely.

  23. NoOne says – reply to this


    Went to her concert in Toronto. After spending 200$ on a ticket, I was hoping for excellent seats. Boy, was I mislead. She lipsynced and seemed like she didn't want to be there. Her concert started 2 and a half hours late ON A WEDNESDAY - making me miss a few of my lectures in the morning.I know you hate Toronto, Madonna, but if you're going to act like a spolied kid don't bother coming.

  24. Brandi says – reply to this


    Yea did she add all the prices for her calcium supplemants and her facelifts to the cost of her Ecstasy tour? This bitch is too old to be talking about e unless that shit is vitamin e. Don't break a bone Mrs .Madonna.

  25. Tadge says – reply to this


    Re: lukeworrallishot – Maybe you should direct your anger towards your boyfriend where it belongs…

  26. yes says – reply to this


    Re: perez posse number 777 – GAGA WAS selling out concerts until she had to have surgery…do not count her out…she is 10000 times more talented than Madonna….Madonna never has been talented…GAGA can sing better and put on a MUCH better show….Madonna has not had a decent show since the Confessions tour….Saw Madonna and GAGA this year…Madonna sucked…..I used to love Madonna…but there is a new queen…GAGA WILL be back…you count on it.

  27. higgs says – reply to this


    Love her!!

  28. kate says – reply to this


    do your math perez thats totally wrong. $34,577,308.62 how can 200 million come out of that

  29. Mike says – reply to this


    Re: perez posse number 777 – and you are the tainted turd stuck up perez's asshole 24/7

  30. Emily says – reply to this


    Re: lukeworrallishot – you are either pathetic or 12 years old

  31. 31

    Too bad she's not a California resident, than she could pay 67% of what she earned in taxes,
    Seems fair to me & Gerry Brown

  32. WhoopyPie says – reply to this


    This story just shows how incredibly illiterate you are. Why don't you just cut and paste like always instead of trying to make your own asinine interpretation.

  33. 33

    I am in love with Ray Pearson! LOL…you are a doll! Never cranky…LOL…cof cof somebody cof cof needs to get laid ASAP…LOL…

  34. 34

    Madonna make how much much? Good for her! This woman works like a crazy since the 80's. She deserves it. Enjoy your moolah and your boys, Madonna! And don't worry that Jesus is on your side!

  35. BCooper says – reply to this


    Re: lukeworrallishot
    I thought Little Monsters were supposed to be the worst fanbase, but it seems like Madonna's fanbase are still holding on to that throne. Funniest part about it is, Madonna doesn't even care that you exist.

  36. Jeff says – reply to this


    Re: Wonder Why?
    That is NOT the major difference between the two. The MAJOR differences are: Bruce is about ten years older than Madonna and can play record-breaking 4 hour sets without keeping his fans waiting or being rude to them, he doesn't need elaborate props, stage sets, and tons of backup dancers, and he plays and sings live. That, dear, are the major differences between the two.

  37. 37

    Madonna, Gaga? Whatever…they don't know if we exist…that's okay. Who the fucking cares? They do music. That's it. They are not politicians.

  38. 38

    Bruce 'sexy fucking amazing bald" is a whole other story…that man can do everything! And I mean EVERYTHING. He can play drumms…or snores and he will be the most fucking amazing man in the world. And that walk…OMG…the walk..warrior fucking walk…that man saw everything and that what makes him irrestible. Sorry, Justin…but you have a lot to grown up. Zac either and even you Perez.

  39. joe says – reply to this


    that article makes absolutely NO sense. who does this writing? fact checking? math?? hire me, i can help you out. a lot of really BAD journalism on this site. does anyone at perez hilton even read these comments?

  40. 40

    Joe, I live for these comments. Screw Perez…kidding…LOL…love you, but these people are funny! Crazy, good fun. Nobody can be serious here. Even the haters.

  41. John says – reply to this


    Re: Brazilian Dreamer – you're fucked in the head, get help

  42. 42

    why does it gross me out to see her in her underpants. I wished she would wear some shorts or something. not sure what's wrong with her brain.

  43. skankeliminator says – reply to this


    Lady Caca and her old ass hip are not even in the top 40 …..PATHETIC!!

  44. SKankeliminator says – reply to this



  45. 45

    Jonh, I am getting lots of help…hands…and it doesn't work…I'm a fucked up in the head. But let's stop using the word fuck, please…LOL…

  46. 46

    lady Gaga used to be interesting but she tries hard all the time. Exhausting. I do prefer Madonna. She has surprises but she can be private in her personal life. She has some balance. Gaga doesn't know how to stop. The outfits and attitude…always trying to shock…like the posers from Greenwich Village. Sometimes be normal, be simple is the best way and I am talk to you, Madonna! Salute!

  47. 47

    Re: Mike – ur a festering turd left on he sidewalk

  48. 48

    Re: yes – no she done like a long gone turd just a smear

  49. 49

    my roomate's sister-in-law makes $77 every hour on the computer. She has been out of a job for eight months but last month her pay check was $20613 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more here pie21.comONLY

  50. 50

    gaga is now only a smear on the underwear of society only remebered now by the stain she left im sorry just saying the truth…

  51. CC says – reply to this


    Re: SKankeliminator
    That's because these rankings are based on income in the US. GaGa didn't put out anything new nor toured the US last year.

  52. CC says – reply to this


    Re: Brazilian Dreamer
    You must be 12 years old. There was a time when Madonna was everywhere as well. She's learned to balance her private and personal life after she had kids, but she was just as omnipresent, if not annoying as GaGa before that.

  53. *** says – reply to this


    Good for her. I'm sure that money will be put to good use for her, like buying more songs that she can add a lyric or two to them and then pretend she wrote them.

  54. Marc says – reply to this


    This is impressive, considering Madonna was on tour for 7 months and Springsteen's tour still on the road.Plus, the tour gross is not the portion an artist gets, is a percentage of the total..If you were to account gross income, Madonna surpassed 500 mil in 2012..This list is only for music/concert income, not endorsements, merchandising, ets…I'm surprised Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kayne and Britney didn't make the list…

  55. Bey fans says – reply to this


    No Gaga… :D

  56. Yulanda says – reply to this


    Madonna shows she is still the Queen of Pop !!!!

  57. 57

    Perez, YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO EDIT! I think you have your numbers wrong…totally makes everything you put up lack all credibility.

  58. mlington says – reply to this


    she truly deserves it…. shes a hardworker… shes a pro… her tour was EPIC…. full of brilliant details…. superbowl was huge…. QUEEn thats till competeing with young generation.. shes such an example an inspiration 1.. tonight oscars with the QUEEN… AFTER PARTY AT HER HOME

  59. mlington says – reply to this



  60. 60

    She is so much 'smarter' now that she has money.

  61. 61

    Re: raypearson – she's an old whore hypocrite hag

  62. GagGag says – reply to this


    Re: VadgeIsAHag


    Moronsters …. !!!! :(