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Britney Still Big Business

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Despite the fact that she appears to be suffering in the throes of a very public unraveling, Britney Spears can still bank the bucks.

A recent report in Forbes Magazine painted a fairly rosy picture for the troubled singer, putting her comfortably at #14 in the top #20 earning women in music list after pulling in $8 million between July 2006-June 2007.

Her most recent album "Blackout" received a generally favorable reception from the learned music press and the public as well, topping out at #2 on the Billboard 200 and shifting more than 700,000 units, which is a pretty respectable number in these dark days.

But its not all about music for Brit. A big slice of that cake came from the sales of her perfume brand, "Curious" which, according to Forbes, grossed sales figures of $55.4 million in 2006.

As delicious as these financial plums may be for Brit, it puts her nowhere near the league of the female colossi which doth bestride this narrow world. August personages such as Madge and Babs posted some big numbers as well with Madonna clearing $72m and the inimitable Barbra Streisand posting a cool $60m. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers