Billboard Highest Paid Musicians 2017

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All figures are US only revenue:

 

1) Beyoncé – $62.1M

 

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1. Beyonce

Bow down to the Queen. Beyonce slayed the competition as 2016’s top Money Maker with a mammoth $62.1 million -- $20 million more than the No. 2 act. The bulk of that payday stemmed from her Formation World Tour, in support of her sixth album, Lemonade, an all-stadium trek that boasted DJ Khaled and Rae Sremmurd as opening acts, not to mention Kendrick Lamar and husband JAY-Z as surprise guests at the MetLife Stadium finale in East Rutherford, N.J. That tour sold 1.2 million tickets and grossed an industry-leading $161 million across 32 North American dates, but Bey didn’t stop there. Finishing in the top 15 in every category we measured, she was one of only six artists to earn more than $1 million in each category and ranked sixth in total artist royalties ($6.2 million). And while Lemonade may have lost the Grammy for album of the year, it earned 2.2 million equivalent album units in 2016, according to Nielsen Music (and added 260,000 more this year). 

 

2) Guns N' Roses – $42.3M

3) Bruce Springsteen – $42.2M

4) Drake – $37.3M

5) Adele – $37M

6) Coldplay – $32.3M 

7) Justin Bieber – $30.5M

8) Luke Bryan – $27.3M

9) Kanye West – $26.1M

10) Kenney Chesney – $25.4M 

 

See the link for the full top 50 and detailed breakdown of all acts: 

 

http://www.billboard.com/photos/7865108/highest-paid-musicians-2016-money-makers

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Lemonade is sugary sweet :alexz2: 

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Is this just money from music?

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Rihanna sales + streaming made double than the #1. Her chart power in incredible :clap3:

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These Tidal exclusives are PAYING those royalties. Holy S*it :deadbanana2: 

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Rihanna earned $10 million from Master Recordings last year :clap3:

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Rihanna is #3 in sales + streams + publishing behind drake and David Bowie. Chart legend

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Bey & Rih. - get it girls!

 

So much for the whole "free streams" drag a lot of these artists are making bank off streams. :clap3: 

 

Edit: & pleasantly surprised Rih made 10mil off master recordings. That's dope 

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Only 5 women in the top 20. Beyoncé-Adele-Rihanna The Holy Trinity :clap3:

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1 minute ago, Needed Me said:

Only 5 women in the top 20. Beyoncé-Adele-Rihanna The Holy Trinity :clap3:

I'm surprised Ariana is not there? 

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2 minutes ago, BajanBeauty said:

Bey & Rih. - get it girls!

 

So much for the whole "free streams" drag a lot of these artists are making bank off streams. :clap3: 

Also they did not count the 25 millions from the samsung deal?

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2 minutes ago, MaRy said:

I'm surprised Ariana is not there? 

Yeah, I'm surprised too, it seems she's not even in the top 50.

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Rih getting 7.6M from streaming :clap3:

 

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Beyoncé got 2M from streaming on tidal ALONE. That's insane 

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Great! 

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161 million across 32 North American dates

 

 

Omg. :eek:

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whew Beyoncé slaying at #1 :alexz: 

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Right where she belongs :gaycat1:

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I noticed a trend among all the streaming heavy musicians..

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Bey and Rih :clap3:

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23 minutes ago, rihannaswag said:

Rihanna earned $10 million from Master Recordings last year :clap3:

 

22 minutes ago, MaRy said:

Rihanna is #3 in sales + streams + publishing behind drake and David Bowie. Chart legend

 

18 minutes ago, BajanBeauty said:

Bey & Rih. - get it girls!

 

So much for the whole "free streams" drag a lot of these artists are making bank off streams. :clap3: 

 

Edit: & pleasantly surprised Rih made 10mil off master recordings. That's dope 

 

11 minutes ago, rihsus said:

Rih getting 7.6M from streaming :clap3:

 

:clap3::alexz: 

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Bey and Adele :clap3:

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Knew Beyonce would be #1 :clap3:

 

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Who is Kenny Chesney

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