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Pop star Madonna is still the material girl, earning $72 million in a recent 12-month period to top a Forbes.com list of female singers whom the financial Web site dubbed "Cash Queens of Music."

Madonna, who rose to recording superstardom in the 1980s as the "Material Girl" after her hit song of that name, beat out Barbra Streisand, who was No. 2 with annual earnings of $60 million, and Celine Dion at $45 million, according to Forbes.com.

The Web site tracked earnings in the period from June 2006 to June 2007 and said it examined concert ticket sales, merchandise revenue, album www.pets12345.com ancillary products such as clothing, perfumes and endorsements.

Rounding out the top five were Colombian singing sensation Shakira at No. 4 with $38 million and R&B singer Beyonce with $27 million.

Country music stars also did well, with Faith Hill landing in the No. 8 slot with $19 million and the Dixie Chicks at No. 9 with $18 million.

Then there was Britney Spears. For all her troubles in the past year -- a stint in rehab and a bitter custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, among them -- the pop star still made No. 14 on the list, earning $8 million from royalties on old songs and sales of her perfume, Curious. Her latest album, "Blackout," was released late in 2007 after the period covered by the Forbes.com survey.

Late last year, Madonna ended her long relationship with Warner Music Group Corp and reached a recording deal with concert promoter Live Nation Inc.

(Agencies) 流行歌手麦当娜仍然是个“物质女孩”。财经杂志《福布斯》在其网站上公布了2007年最赚钱女歌手排行榜,麦当娜以12个月内赚7200万美元获得“乐界吸金女王桂冠”。

上世纪80年代,麦当娜以一首热销歌曲《物质女孩》成为唱片界广受欢迎的流行女歌手。据福布斯数据显示,麦当娜击败排名第二、年收入约6000万美元的芭芭拉•史翠珊,和年收入4500万美元的席琳•迪翁,勇夺冠军。

该网站追踪了女歌星们从2006年6月至2007年6月期间的收入,其中包括演唱会门票、商品销售收入、唱片销售,时装、香水等其它产品收入以及代言费。

榜单前五名还包括哥伦比亚人气歌手夏拉奇和R&B歌手碧昂斯。她们分别以3800万美元和2700万美元排名第四和第五。

乡村音乐歌手成绩也不俗。美国乡村女歌手菲丝•希尔赚约1900万美金排名第八,第九名是乡村组合“南方小鸡”,赚得1800万。

还有话题女王布兰妮•斯皮尔斯。虽然去年她麻烦不断,进戒毒所戒毒,与前夫凯文•费德www.pets12345.com,但她仍以800万美金的收入排名第14位。她的收入来自以前歌曲的版税和她的香水品牌“渴望”。在福布斯调查结束后,布兰妮于2007年末推出了最新专辑《眩晕风暴》。

去年年底,麦当娜和老东家华纳音乐结束了长期合作关系,并以天价签约演唱会经纪公司Live Nation。