Although album sales aren’t what they used to be in music’s heyday, musicians are still hustling, with various revenue streams and making more money than ever.
With that said, Forbes has released its annual list of the highest-paid musicians of 2017.
Topping the list is none other than Diddy, who pulled in a career-best $130 million over the past 12 months. His money comes from his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his stake in Ciroc vodka, and the sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million.
Behind Diddy is Beyonce, who brought in $105 million. Her earnings come from Formation World Tour, which grossed a quarter of a billion dollars.
Drake is third with $94 million, thanks to his Boy Meets World Tour.
The rest of the top 10 is below. See the full list over at Forbes.com.
1. Diddy – $130 million.
2. Beyonce – $105 million.
3. Drake – $94 million.
4. The Weeknd – $92 million.
5. Coldplay – $88 million.
6. Guns N’ Roses – $84 million.
7. Justin Bieber – $83.5 million.
8. Bruce Springsteen – $75 million.
9. Adele – $69 million.
10. Metallica – $66.5 million.