"It used to be that bands toured to goose sales of their albums. But there’s no money left in music sales. Now bands release albums to get people into giant stadiums to drop hundreds of dollars on tickets and merchandise. During the time frame for last year’s list, the Material Girl had an incredibly successful tour that netted her more than she’s earned in any given year since we started the Celebrity 100 in 1999."
Ouch! But don't stress, cause Madge will inevitably tour her hush hush new album presumably out later this year and land right back on this precious list.
The full list will be released at 8 AM ET on Monday, June 30.