Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Lady Gaga have been hailed as the strongest women in music after being named in Forbes magazine's annual Most Powerful Celebrities list.
Several of pop's biggest stars have flooded the top ten of the list, which was topped by queen of daytime TV Oprah Winfrey who Forbes have credited for her status in Hollywood and social media, despite not earning the biggest income of all the entrants.
Taylor Swift is the newest entry on Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities list (WENN)
Lady Gaga follows closely behind Oprah in second place with an estimated income of £80 million from June 2012 to 2013 as a result of her mammoth 'Born This Way Ball' tour.
“She is still a huge force in pop music. Even when she is not playing, people are talking abut her and speculating about her,” the publication's Dorothy Pomerantz said.
Beyonce holds a firm fourth place, no doubt due to her co-founding position on Gucci's female empowerment campaign Chime For Change, becoming a first-time mother to daughter Blue Ivy and of course her sold-out 'Mrs. Carter Show' world tour.
Madonna has amassed the greatest income on the list with $125 million in 12 months (Visual/WENN)
Madonna rounds off the top five in light of her estimated earnings of $125 million, the majority of which came from her 'MDNA' tour which has been classed as one of the biggest grossing tours of all time.
Taylor Swift is a new entry at number six while Jon Bon Jovi comes in at seven and 'Boyfriend' hitmaker Justin Bieber, who is now the most followed celebrity on Twitter, at number nine.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez, who controversially topped the list last year has slipped to number 12.
Check out the top 10 list below...
1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Lady Gaga
3. Steven Spielberg
6. Taylor Swift
7. Jon Bon Jovi
8. Roger Federer
9. Justin Bieber
10. Ellen DeGeneres