Forbes Releases List Of Highest Earning Musicians Of 2019


Forbes released its list of the top earning musicians of 2019. Kanye West, JAY-Z and his wife Beyoncé, Diddy and Drake are in the top 10. Due mostly in part to his deal with Adidas, Mr. West secured the No. 2 spot. The only artist to do better financially this year was Taylor Swift. Check out the entire top ten below.


10 - Metallica: $68.5 million

9 - Diddy: $70 million

8 - Drake: $75 million

6 - Beyoncé/Jay-Z $81 million (EACH)

5 - Elton John: $84 million

4 - The Eagles: $100 million

3 - Ed Sheeran: $110 million

2 - Kanye West: $150 million

1 - Taylor Swift: $185 million


Other notable Hip Hop names on the list, Migos in the No. 40 spot with $36 million, Kendrick Lamar was doing his thing at No. 34 with $38.5 million, DJ Khaled and Marshmello were both at No. 29 with $40 million each and Eminem and Bruno Mars also tied at 18 with $51 million each.


by: Steven Sandage

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