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Guess Who Made The Most Money This Year??

Guess Who Made The Most Money This Year??

 

"Billboard"has released their annual "Music Moneymakers" list, which ranks the 40 artists who raked in the most money last year.

It includes album sales, digital music sales, streaming video and music, ringtones, publishing royalties, and revenue from touring . . . which is where the big money comes from these days.

 TAYLOR SWIFT was #1, with an estimated net income of $35.7 million.  Taylor came in sixth last year, when she raked in $20.7 million. 

LADY GAGA topped last year's list, with $30.4 million.  Gaga was fourth this year, with $25.4 million.

 

Here are the Top 20 Music Moneymakers:

1.)  Taylor Swift,  $35.7 million  <------------------------------------------------

2.)  U2,  $32.1 million

3.)  Kenny Chesney,  $29.8 million  <---------------------------------------------

4.)  Lady Gaga,  $25.4 million

5.)  Lil Wayne,  $23.2 million

6.)  Sade,  $16.4 million

7.)  Bon Jovi,  $15.8 million

8.)  Celine Dion,  $14.3 million

9.)  Jason Aldean,  $13.4 million  <---------------------------------------------

10.)  Adele,  $13.1 million

11.)  The "Glee" cast,  $12.6 million

12.)  Journey,  $12.3 million

13.)  Elton John,  $12 million . . . or $11,974,000

14.)  Katy Perry,  $12 million . . . or $11,969,000

15.)  Toby Keith,  $10.4 million  <--------------------------------------

16.)  Britney Spears,  $10.1 million

17.)  Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band,  $10 million

18.)  Rascal Flatts,  $9.6 million  <------------------------------------------------

19.)  Tim McGraw,  $9.3 million  <--------------------------------------------------

20.)  Michael Bublé,  $9 million

 

The list also includes:  The Beatles, #24 . . . Paul McCartney, #25 . . . the Backstreet Boys, #33 . . . and Justin Bieber, #37, whose $5.5 million was only $4,000 more than New Kids on the Block, who followed at #38.

 

For the complete list . . . including the estimated incomes down to the DOLLAR, and brief write-ups on each one, hit up Billboard.com.)


 

 

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