Madonna Named Music's Top Earner Of 2012

Madonna has been named Music's Top Earner of 2012, besting Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd architect Roger Waters, according to Billboard.

This marks the second time Madge has received top honors. Her 88-date MDNA World Tour, 2012's most successful, helped her take home $34.6M, Billboard said.

According to the figures, compiled using Boxscore concert data and Nielsen SoundScan sales information, the Boss came a close second. He earned $33.4M after touring to sold-out stadiums and arenas on the back of his album, Wrecking Ball.

Music's Top Earners, Top 10:

1. Madonna - $34.6M

2. Bruce Springsteen - $33.4M

3. Roger Waters - $21M

4. Van Halen - $20M

5. Kenny Chesney - $19.1M

6. Dave Matthews Band - $18.9M

7. Tim McGraw - $18.3M

8. Jason Aldean - $17.6M

9. Coldplay - $17.3M

10. Justin Bieber - $15.9M

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