The Highest Paid Musicians In The World Are...

Posted: Nov 30 2016, 4:18pm CST | by , in Latest Celebrity News


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The Highest Paid Musicians in the World Are...
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Forbes has revealed who the highest paid musicians are on its annual list. You shouldn't be surprised to hear that Taylor Swift tops the list, the superstar singer made $170 million in 2016, according to the report.

One Direction came in second after their hit On the Road Again Tour that came just before their separation. The group will be the highest earning boy band of all time, raking in $110 million.

Adele came in third place, earning $80.5 million.

Some of the usual suspects, like Madonna (fourth place with $76.5 million) and Rihanna (fifth place with $75 million) finish out the top 5.

Some of the highest earning musicians didn't even release albums. Hit tour sales helped artists like AC/DC ($67.5 million), the Rolling Stones ($66.5 million), and Bruce Springsteen ($60.5 million).

New albums and singles did help out The Weeknd ($55 million) and Justin Bieber ($56 million).

Note that some celebrities who you'd expect to see on the list (Beyonce) aren't here because the list measures income from June 2015 to June 2016.

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