Lady Gaga tops Forbes` Most Powerful Musicians 2013 list
London: Pop star Lady Gaga has beaten Beyonce and Madonna to the title of World`s Most Powerful Musician according to Forbes Magazine`s 2013 list.
The 27-year-old came first in the annual ranking, which is determined by earnings, social media influence and press mentions, largely thanks to the star`s `Born This Way` world tour grossing a massive USD 168 million, despite it being cut short due to her hip injury.
The eccentric performer, who also ranked second on Forbes` Most Powerful Celebrities list, is a prolific social media user and communicates daily with her 38.5 million Twitter fans and 57.9 million Facebook fans, who she calls her `Little Monsters`.
Beyonce ranked second on the list, with her current `Mrs Carter World Tour` grossing USD 2 million per concert date, while Madonna came in at number three with her `MDNA Tour` raking in over USD 305 million.
Taylor Swift was fourth thanks to the smash success of her new album `Red`, while rockers Bon Jovi, powered by their `Because We Can` tour, came in at number five, and social media whizz Justin Bieber was sixth.
Coldplay were the only British artists to feature in the American-dominated Top 10, after their world tour made them USD 3 million per performance.