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Taylor Swift, Kanye West Top Forbes’ List Of Top-Earning Musician Of 2019

American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift, topped the list of ‘top-earning musicians of 2019’ according to Forbes.

The earnings of the music star, excluding tax, from June 2018 to June 2019, stood at $185 Million. Her earning is credited to “a new record deal, a bevvy of endorsements, and the tail end of her most recent tour,” said the magazine.

This is coming a few weeks after the 29-year-old vocalist won ‘Artist of the Decade’ alongside five other major awards at the 2019 edition of American Music Awards (AMAs), smashing the 24-award tally previously held by Michael Jackson, late American pop star.

Kanye West and Ed Sheeran followed Swift on the list with $150 million and $110 million respectively.

Below is list of highest-earning artists in 2019, according to Forbes:

1. Taylor Swift – $185 million
2. Kanye West – $150 million
3. Ed Sheeran – $110 million
4. The Eagles – $100 million
5. Elton John – $84 million
6. Jay-Z – $81 million (tie)
6. Beyoncé – $81 million (tie)
8. Drake – $75 million
9. Diddy – $70 million
10. Metallica – $68.5 million
11. Rihanna – $62 million
12. Travis Scott – $58 million
13. Justin Timberlake – $57.5 million (tie)
13. Katy Perry – $57.5 million (tie)
15. Pink – $57 million (tie)
15. BTS – $57 million (tie)
17. Billy Joel – $52 million
18. Bruno Mars – $51 million
19. Jimmy Buffett – $50 million (tie)
19. Eminem – $50 million (tie)
21. Fleetwood Mac – $49 million
22. Paul McCartney – $48 million (tie)
22. Ariana Grande – £48 million (tie)
24. The Chainsmokers – $46 million
25. Guns N’ Roses – $44 million
26. Jennifer Lopez – $43 million
27. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million
28. Rolling Stones – $41 million
29. The Weeknd – £40 million (tie)
29. Marshmello – $40 million (tie)
29. DJ Khaled – $40 million (tie)
32. Lady Gaga – $39.5 million
33. Dave Matthews Band – $39 million
34. Calvin Harris – $38.5 million (tie)
34. Kendrick Lamar – $38.5 million (tie)
35. Zac Brown Band – $38.5 million (tie)
37. Shawn Mendes – $38 million
38. Celine Dion – $37.5 million
39. U2 – $37 million
40. Migos – $36 million

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