Lady Gaga is the world’s most powerful musician, according to US-based Forbes magazine.

The Paparazzi star, 27, is second on this year’s 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list – behind media queen Oprah Winfrey.

But she is ahead of film legend Stephen Spielberg, third, and fellow singers Beyonce, fourth, and Madonna, fifth. Musicians dominate the power list, making up half of the top 20.

Just one Brit band, Coldplay, is in the top rankings – ninth among musicians and 14th overall. Two other Brits are named in the top 20 – Simon Cowell at 17 and David Beckham at 19.