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Grammy award-winning singer Adele has been crowned Britain's richest young musician.

The 23-year-old British singer rocketed up the Sunday Times Rich List 2012 of young British musicians after a blockbuster year which saw her earn a staggering £14m in 2011.

The Someone Like You hitmaker beat the likes of Cheryl Cole and Leona Lewis to top this years' female-dominated list, which is limited to stars aged 30 and under.

Out of the top 10 wealthiest young musicians, eight are women. Only R 'n' B star Craig David and Scottish singer Paolo Nutini represent the guys.

Adele's history-making second album, 21, has secured her place as one of the greatest musicians of her generation and tripled her estimated wealth from £6m in 2011.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List, she has experienced the biggest leap in fortune amongst Britain's rich and famous over the last 12 months.

Jessie J, meanwhile, has made her way on to the list for the first time with a fortune of £5m.

The 24-year-old star, who went to the Brit School in Croydon with rivals Adele and X Factor winner Leona Lewis, is a coach on BBC talent show The Voice.

The full Sunday Times Rich List will be published in full on April 29.

IBTimes UK as a look at just a few of the ladies that made this year's list.