Each year, Entertainers across the board put in intense work to ensure that they continue to further their legacies and catalog. Annually, Forbes curates their list of the world’s top-earning musicians. The list includes everyone applicable from hip hop to Rock n Roll.
Each of the earners in this years Top 10 earned over a $1 billion dollars overall. This year at number 1, is pop-star Taylor Swift. Swift earned a tall $185 million dollars. She signed a new record deal fresh off of a massive global tour. Walking in at Number 2 is Kanye West earning $150 million, who received major accolades after releasing his latest project, a Gospel infused album, and the popularity of adidas collaborative shoe brand YEEZY. Ed Sheeran rounds out the Top 5 coming in at Number 4 and 5 earning $110 million and $100 million. Elton John comes in at Number 6 collecting $84 million surrounding his farewell tour. JAY-Z and Beyoncé tie in at Number 6 earning $81 million each. New comer to the top 10 list is Drake, at Number 8 with $75 million. Diddy comes in at Number 9 with $70 million, with Metallica closing out the Top 10 with $68.5 million.
The full List of Artist and their earnings are available on Forbes.