What an exciting year for Britney Spears, and she’s raking in the dough in the process. According to Forbes, the “Scream & Shout” singer and The X Factor judge is the highest paid female musician of 2012. Earlier this year, she was noted as number 20 in the highest paid celebrities list.

Spears earned $58 million this year thanks to all of her endorsements, her fragrance line, album sales, and of course, her impressive X Factor salary (I feel like in every episode, every critique from Brit goes like this: “I thought that was really entertaining”). Side note: Her hat last night on The X Factor was fierce. Coming in second for the women on the list was Miss Taylor Swift. I guess with Red, she’s seeing green ;)

I should note that although Spears is tops the list for the women, she’s seventh in the Forbes list as a whole. Find out who the Top 25 highest paid musicians are for 2012 below. Also included are the amounts that each person made.

Forbes Top 25 Highest Paid Musicians Of 2012

  • 25. Sade – $33 Million
  • 24. Michael Buble – $34 Million
  • 23. Kanye West – $35 Million
  • 22. Adele – $35 Million
  • 21. Coldplay – $37 Million
  • 20. Jay-Z – $38 Million
  • 19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $39 Million
  • 18. Beyonce – $40 Million
  • 17. Kenny Chesney – $44 Million
  • 16. Katy Perry – $45 Million
  • 15. Diddy – $45 Million
  • 14. Foo Fighters – $47 Million
  • 13. Lady Gaga – $54 Million
  • 12. Rihanna – $53 Million
  • 11. Toby Keith – $55 Million
  • 10. Justin Bieber – $55 Million
  • 9. Taylor Swift – $57 Million
  • 8. Paul McCarney – $57 Million
  • 7. Britney Spears – $58 Million
  • 6. Bon Jovi – $60 Million
  • 5. Take That – $69 Million
  • 4. U2 – $78 Million
  • 3. Elton John – $80 Million
  • 2. Roger Walters – $88 Million
  • 1. Dre. Dre – $110 Million