Billboard has recently revealed who the highest-paid musicians of 2020 in the United States are. Due to the pandemic, MRC Data and Billboard calculated this year’s top earnings a little differently, since touring was not a great possibility throughout last year. The stats were heavily determined by artist’s streams and sales publishing.
This year saw many hip-hop stars hit the top of the list. Post Malone finished second at $23.3 million USD. He was behind Taylor Swift, who earned $23.8 million USD. Teen pop sensation Billie Eilish came in fifth earning $14.7 million USD while Drake, Canada’s very own took the sixth spot with $14.2 million USD. YoungBoy NBA also makes an appearance on the chart cracking the top 10 as number nine with $11.9 million USD in earnings. Lil Baby rounds off at number 10 with $11.7 million USD. The Weeknd made $10.4 million USD while Travis Scott reportedly raked in $5.82 million USD.
Billboard’s findings are different from last year’s Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities, which placed Kanye West as the top paid artist with $170 million USD in earnings. Following closely behind were Elton John, Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers and Ed Sheeran.
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