Find out who's pulling in the most money...
According to Billboard here is the list of Music's Top Money Makers...
To provide a consistent snapshot of the top Money Makers' earnings power, we focused exclusively on U.S. income sources, ranking artists based upon how much each of them earned in 2011 from a variety of income streams, including touring, recorded-music sales, publishing royalties and payments from an array of digital services. Our calculations were based on each artist's U.S. net earnings, not gross revenue. Due to a lack of sufficient data, our figures do not include revenue from sponsorships, merchandise sales or synchronization deals.
Not sure where Jay-Z is on here or how in the world they missed him, but here goes...
1. Taylor Swift – $35,719,902
2. U2 – $32,116,315
3. Kenny Chesney – $29,837,103
4. Lady Gaga – $25,353,039
5. Lil Wayne – $23,178,722
6. Sade – $16,382,809
7. Bon Jovi – $19,813,232
8. Celine Dion – $14,261,515
9. Jason Aldean – $13,409,011
10. Adele – $13,081,909
Also, Rihanna landed #20 making $7,660,833, Justin Bieber #35 with $5,523,459 and Kanye West pulled in $5,363,661 in U.S. Music sales, getting him a #39 spot on the list.
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