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The 20 artist that made the most money last year

"Billboard" has released their annual "Music Moneymakers" list, which ranks the 40 artists
who made the most money last year.

The final estimates include album sales, digital music sales, streaming video and music,
ringtones, publishing royalties, and revenue from touring . . . which is where the big money
comes from these days.

TAYLOR SWIFT was #1, with an estimated net income of $35.7 million. Taylor
came in sixth last year, when she raked in $20.7 million. LADY GAGA topped last year's list,
with $30.4 million. Gaga was fourth this year, with $25.4 million.

Here are the Top 20 Music Moneymakers:

1.) Taylor Swift, $35.7 million
2.) U2, $32.1 million
3.) Kenny Chesney, $29.8 million
4.) Lady Gaga, $25.4 million
5.) Lil Wayne, $23.2 million
6.) Sade, $16.4 million
7.) Bon Jovi, $15.8 million
8.) Celine Dion, $14.3 million
9.) Jason Aldean, $13.4 million
10.) Adele, $13.1 million
11.) The "Glee" cast, $12.6 million
12.) Journey, $12.3 million
13.) Elton John, $12 million . . . or $11,974,000
14.) Katy Perry, $12 million . . . or $11,969,000
15.) Toby Keith, $10.4 million
16.) Britney Spears, $10.1 million
17.) Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, $10 million
18.) Rascal Flatts, $9.6 million
19.) Tim McGraw, $9.3 million
20.) Michael Bublé, $9 million

Congratulations to Taylor Swift!


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