The top paid musicians of 2020 list looks a lot different compared to other years! Go figure! - Blog - 98.3 MAX FM
July 22, 2021 | by: chadwilcox

The top paid musicians of 2020 list looks a lot different compared to other years! Go figure!

A year with minimal touring resulted in top-streaming acts, many of them hip-hop artists, replacing the rock and country acts that fill arenas and stadiums who usually lead Billboard’s annual ranking of US revenues of top musical artists…

1. Taylor Swift: $23.8 million (didn’t rank in 2019)
2. Post Malone:  $23.2 million (#6 in 2019)
3. Céline Dion: $17.5 million (didn’t rank in 2019)
4. Eagles: $16.3 million (didn’t rank in 2019)
5. Billie Eilish: $14.7 million (didn’t rank in 2019)
6. Drake: $14.2 million (didn’t rank in 2019)
7. Queen: $13.2 million (#5 in 2019)
8. The Beatles: $12.9 million (didn’t rank in 2019)
9. YoungBoy Never Broke Again: $11.9 million (didn’t rank in 2019)
10. Lil Baby: $11.7 million (didn’t rank in 2019)

The whole list: https://tinyurl.com/66jyckrr

Here are the top-5 earning artists globally (including the US):
1. Queen: $48.7 million
2. Taylor Swift: $41.4 million
3. Billie Eilish: $32.8 million
4. BTS: $31.5 million
5. Post Malone: $29.7 million