Diddy, Beyonce and Drake among top earners of 2017 Forbes list of highest paid musicians
Forbes has revealed its annual list of the highest-paid musicians, with artists including Coldplay, Beyonce, Diddy and Justin Bieber all among the top earners.
Diddy [Sean Combs] was named the highest earner, raking in $130m thanks to his deal with Ciroc vodka, the sale of one-third of Sean John for $70m, and a Bad Boy Family Reunion tour.
The business mogul, rapper and actor was followed by Beyonce, who should be happy in the knowledge that she took home $105m in earnings thanks to her Formation World Tour, which wrapped up in late 2016 and so fell into the Forbes scoring period. The entire tour grossed a whopping $250m.
Drake, The Weeknd and British band Coldplay made up the rest of the top five, earning between $94 - $84m.
Justin Bieber took home the biggest earnings of his career a whopping 105 live shows thanks to streaming, fashion deals.
See the top 10 in full below:
1) Diddy ($130m)
2) Beyonce ($105m)
3) Drake ($94m)
4) The Weeknd ($92m)
5) Coldplay ($88m)
6) Guns N' Roses ($84m)
7) Justin Bieber ($83.5m)
8) Bruce Springsteen ($75m)
9) Adele ($69m)
10) Metallica ($66.5m)
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