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Spears in Forbes` highest paid musicians list

London: Singer Britney Spears has made it to the Forbes` list of highest-earning musicians which is led by U2.

The "Toxic" singer was named in the top five highest-earning musicians in the world after she was estimated to have made $63.90 million in last year.

Her return to the world stage follows a turbulent couple of years in her personal life during which she was hospitalised on several occasions and eventually placed under the conservatorship of her father.

In December 2008 her sixth album "Circus" was released and 3.5 million copies were sold worldwide. Meanwhile, her tour "The Circus" grossed more than $131.47 million, reports telegraph.co.uk.

U2 that tops the list were the highest-earning musicians in the world after earning $129.80 million in 2009.

Forbes.com top earning musicians list:

1. U2 - $129.8m

2. AC/DC - $113.9m

3. Beyonce Knowles - $86.8m

4. Bruce Springsteen - $69.86m

5. Britney Spears - $63.90m

6. Jay-Z - $62.83m

7. Lady Gaga - $61.91m

8. Madonna - $57.94m

9. Kenny Chesney - $49.83

10.Black Eyed Peas and Coldplay - $47.85

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