2011 has certainly been the year of the girls and Lady Gaga has raked in nearly $100million this year alone, making her the highest female music earner this year.

Lady Gaga earned in 2011 like no other

The year saw Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Beyoncé smash records, top charts and seemingly, rake in the proceeds as well. All five have made it into the list of top ten female earners in music.

Forbes Magazine compiled the list which also includes Celine Dion, Pink, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, all of whom have not released albums this year. Alicia Keys and Britney Spears tie at tenth place to round off the top ten.

The list, in full:

1. Lady Gaga – $90 million
2. Taylor Swift – $45 million
3. Katy Perry – $44 million
4. Beyoncé – $35 million
5. Rihanna – $29 million
6. Pink – $22 million
7. Carrie Underwood – $20 million
8. Celine Dion – $19 million
9. Adele – $18 million
10. Britney Spears/Alicia Keys – $10 million