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Lady Gaga Named Most Powerful Musician

Lady Gaga Named Most Powerful Musician

Lady Gaga has had a pretty quiet 2013, but Forbes still named her the "Most Powerful Musician" of 2013.

But, over the past year, Gaga has made $80 million and she would've made much more had she not been sidelined with a hip injury.  She also has an incredible social media following and Forbes factored in her 38 million Twitter followers and 58 million Facebook fans.

Gaga is directly in front of three women on the list.  The No. 2 most powerful musician is Beyonce, Madonna follows her, and Taylor Swift is fourth.

Rock band Bon Jovi lands at fifth.  Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Coldplay, and Katy Perry round out the top 10.

The criteria for the list is based on income, press, and social media.  

Madonna earned more than anybody else on the list.  The "Material Girl" earned $125 million, but did get the same press and doesn't have the social media following that others in the top 5 have.

See the full list here.

 

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