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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MUST SEE: #2015InReview: 25 World Highest-Paid Artistes Of 2015 By Forbes

Record sales are important for every artiste but statistics have shown that the big bucks actually come from tours and endorsements.
This is the reason Katy Perry earned a whopping $135 million in the last one year from tours and endorsement deals.
Adele might be breaking all the records there are in the world today with Hello. Also, she might have broken Taylor Swift’s record for Bad Blood on Vevo but as far as earnings are concerned tours are everything.
This is what informs Adele’s decision of a 40-day tour planned for May, 2016. And if this works out, she could land herself in next year’s top earners’ list.
Jay Z and Beyonce were also displaced on the top, as highest-earning couple, as Taylor Swift and her DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris made $146 million from endorsements and live performances to seal the number one spot as a couple.
That said below are 25 of the highest-paid artistes of 2015 according to Forbes:
1. Katy Perry – $135 million
File photo of Katy Perry.
2. One Direction – $130 million
One Direction. Credit: Hollywire.com
3. Garth Brooks – $90 million
Garth Brooks. Credit: Boot.com
4. Taylor Swift – $80 million
Taylor Swift. Credit: Metro.co.uk
5. The Eagles – $73.5 million
File photo of The Eagles.
6. Calvin Harris – $66 million
Calvin Harris. Credit: Nme.com
7. Justin Timberlake – $63.5 million
Justin Timberlake. Credit: People.com
8. Diddy – $60 million
Diddy. Credit: Immortal.org
9. Fleetwood Mac – $59.5 million
Fleetwood. Credit: Mirror.co.uk
10. Lady Gaga – $59 million
File photo of Lady Gaga.
11. The Rolling Stones – $57.5 million
The Rolling Stones. Credit: Rollingstone.com
12. Ed Sheeran – $57 million
File photo of Ed Sheeran.
13. Jay Z – $56 million
Jay Z. Credit: Huffingtonpost.com
14. Beyonce – $54.5 million
Beyonce. Credit: Ew.com
15. Elton John – $53.5 million
File photo of Elton John.
16. Toby Keith – $53 million
Toby Keith. Credit: Radio.com
17. Paul McCartney – $54.5 million
File photo of Paul McCartney.
18. Michael Buble – $45.5 million
Michael Buble. Credit: Rollingstone.com
19. Jason Aldean – $43.5 million
Jason Aldean. Credit: Rollingstone.com
20. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million
Luke Bryan. Credit: People.com
21. Kenny Chesney – $42 million
Kenny Chesney. Credit: Rollingstone.com
22. Bruno Mars – $40 million
Bruno Mars. Credit: Mtv.com
23. Drake – $39.5 million
Drake. Credit: Thesource.com
24. Foo Fighters – $38 million
Foo Fighters. Credit: Nme.com
25. Tim McGraw – $38 million
Tim McGraw. Credit: Rollingstone.com