Taylor Swift, One Direction, Adele tip Forbes’ list of top paid musicians
November 30, 2016 - one direction
US cocktail star Taylor Swift, child rope One Direction and British thespian Adele were a tip paid musicians in a universe this year according to Forbes magazine.
With gain of $US170 million ($230 million) from touring, recordings, endorsements and other income, Swift, 26, warranted a pretension of 2016’s tip paid musician. She pulled in a sum sum of some-more than $US200 million on a North American apportionment of her 1989 universe tour.
The Bad Blood thespian was followed by One Direction, a English-Irish cocktail band, that brought in $US110 million, grossing $US200 million-plus for a new On The Road Again Tour. Members of a rope embody Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and, previously, Zayn Malik.
Ranking third was Hello thespian Adele, 28, with $US80.5 million — her tip gain sum yet, while maestro Australian stone rope AC/DC were also among a tip 10, earning $US67.5 million.
Adele, whose manuscript 25 was a biggest seller of 2015, enjoyed continued success with manuscript sales this year and grossed millions per night for her locus shows.
Madonna, whose new Rebel Heart debate grossed $US170 million, was fourth with $US76.5 million, that pushed her career sum on a highway to $US1.4 billion before to tax, according to Forbes.
Other important musicians among a tip 30 earners enclosed Justin Bieber earning $US56 million (13th place with Kenny Chesney), Beyonce holding home $US54 million (17th place) and Canadian rapper Drake in a 30th spot, earning $US38.5 million.
Collectively, a 30 listed musicians warranted some-more than $US1.8 billion this year.
Forbes gathered a list after estimating pre-tax income for a 12 months from Jun 2015 to 2016 formed on interviews with managers, agents, lawyers and some of a stars.
It also looked during information from a Pollstar, a Recording Industry Association of America and tracking organisation Nielsen SoundScan.