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Forbes: The World’s Top-Earning Musicians Of 2019




For the second year in a row, Taylor Swift lands the top spot on the Forbes list of Highest-Earning Musicians. The “Dive Bar on the East Side, where you at?!” singer earned $185 million in 2019, thanks to her new record deal, endorsements and the end of her reputation tour. Kanye West came in at no. 2 with $150 million, thanks to the popularity and sales of Yeezy sneakers.

“To determine our rankings, we consider income from touring, music and outside business ventures with the help of Pollstar, Nielsen Music and interviews with industry insiders including many of the stars themselves. Our list measures pretax earnings and does not deduct fees for agents, managers or lawyers.”

Here are the top ten musicians:

10 | Metallica
2019 EARNINGS: $68.5 million

9 | Diddy
2019 EARNINGS: $70 million

8 | Drake
2019 EARNINGS: $75 million

6 (tie) | Beyoncé
2019 EARNINGS: $81 million

6 (tie) | Jay-Z
2019 EARNINGS: $81 million

5 | Elton John
2019 EARNINGS: $84 millions

4 | The Eagles
2019 EARNINGS: $100 million

3 | Ed Sheeran
2019 EARNINGS: $110 millions

2 | Kanye West
2019 EARNINGS: $150 million

1 | Taylor Swift
2019 EARNINGS: $185 million

See the entire list (top 40 musicians) at the source.

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Tags: beyoncé, drake, ed sheeran, elton john, jay-z, kanye west, list, music / musician, music / musician (rap and hip-hop), music / musician (rock), taylor swift
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