While Forbes has just unveiled the list of the best paid personalities of the past 12 months, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga can boast of having financially marked the decade!
Money on my mind. After telling you who are the highest paid artists of the year, we can only look at those who have left their mark on the entire decade. Yes, between 2010 and 2019, many musicians have continued to reap the big fees. From record sales to tours, through revenues generated by streaming, copyright and even somewhat unexpected partnerships, some (e) s are full pockets. Without further ado, here are the 10 artists who will be able to end the decade by sleeping comfortably on their ears according to Forbes and MainPopData !
10. Ed Sheeran with $ 347.5 million. In the space of only 4 albums, Ed Sheeran has completely changed the way Americans perceive guitar singers from the United Kingdom. Unmissable in Europe, the one that recently unveiled No.6 Collaborations Project offered absolutely spectacular North American tours! 9. Rihanna with $ 354.5 million. With Loud, Talk That Talk, Unapologetic and Anti, Rihanna has amassed hundreds of millions of fans around the world. And although her last album dates back to 2016, she remains the number 1 artist in the digital era. This is why even with the transition to streaming, his music continues to earn him millions every year! 8. Justin Bieber with $ 385.5 million. In just 5 years, 4 albums, 2 compilations, 1 EP and 3 remix albums, Justin Bieber entered pop culture forever. He refueled during his tours and can boast of having always written his tubes himself.
7. Lady Gaga with $ 465.5 million. Although Artpop, Joanne (and to another extent Cheek to Cheek) did not meet the expected success, Lady Gaga was able to count on the inevitable Born This Way and the soundtrack of A Star Is Born to recover afloat like no one. Despite cancellations of concert dates, his Monsters are still there. 6. Katy Perry with $ 517.5 million. A time considered as a possible princess of pop, Katy Perry won thanks to Teenage Dream (“California Gurls”, “Firework”, “ET”, “Last Friday Night (TGIF)”, “Part of Me”) and Prism (“Roar”, “Dark Horse”, “Birthday”) this decade. And even her backing tracks were not right with the fervor of her audience who came to see her on tour! 5. Jay-Z with $ 549 million. Jay-Z may have only released two solo albums this decade (Magna Carta … Holy Grail and 4:44) but his joint albums (Watch the Throne with Kanye West, Everything Is Love with Beyoncé) have turned out very profitable thanks to event tours!
4. Sean Combs with $ 556 million. Thanks to shares in the Revolt network and the AQUAhydrate brand, its Sean John clothing line, a partnership with tequila DeLeon, P. Diddy has never been to be pitied. His credits as a music producer for Pitbull, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Pusha T and Faith Evans ensured him a very comfortable end of the month! 3. Beyoncé with $ 684.5 million. After 2000 years spent establishing itself as an essential popstar, Beyoncé has become a real living legend during the decade that interests us. Unbeatable (and incomparable) during monster tours, his albums 4 (“Run the World (Girls)”, “Best Thing I Never Had”, “Love On Top”), BEYONCE (“Drunk in Love”, “Partition”, “Flawless”, “7/11”), LEMONADE (“Formation”, “Sorry”) and Everything Is Love (“Apeshit”) allowed her to explore her place as a black woman in an America that thought it was reconciled with racial issue. This year, the live album Homecoming and the original soundtrack of The Lion King The Gift (here are the 5 titles to remember) should further enrich it.
2. Dr. Dre with $ 811 million. As with Sean Combs, Dr. Dre does not need to make music per se to get rich. Thanks to its Beats By Dre brand and partnerships with Chrysler, HP and Apple and the acquisition of HTC, the rapper is more than ever safe. This decade, when he was bored, he still produced some sounds for Eminem, Game (formerly called The Game), 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, T.I. and Anderson Paak)! 1. Taylor Swift with $ 825 million. Despite a Lover album expected at the turn next month, Taylor Swift has stayed on top of the top this decade. Speak Now found 5 million takers, Red 6 million and 1989 more than 10 million while reputation was shunned with 4.5 million copies sold. Its tours have broken records, the Stadium Stadium reputation even allowing it to enter the history of the American music industry! Who says better ?