Lady Gaga is joined by U2, Taylor Swift, Sade and Adele in the Top 10 of Billboard's Money Makers 2012, which aims to calculate the net earnings of an artist in the US alone.U2 are at two with $32.1m (£20.4m), while last year's top earner Lady GaGa slips to four with $25.3m (£15.9m) after having most of the year off from touring.
Billboard's Top 10 Money Makers 2012 are as follows:
1. Taylor Swift – $35.7 million (£22.2m)
2. U2 – $32.1 million (£20.4m)
3. Kenny Chesney – $29.8 million (£19m)
4. Lady GaGa – $25.3 million (£15.9m)