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Top 10 Highest-Earning Musicians In 2015

, / August 3, 2015

2) One Direction ($130 million)

London-based English-Irish pop boy band’s achievements include 11 MTV Europe Music Awards, five Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and 19 Teen Choice Awards. Currently it is the biggest boy band in the world. When it comes to earnings last year, it is the biggest band of any sort. With 74 dates during Forbes’ scoring period, the band’s payday is more than twice as high as that of the legendary Rolling Stones. They grossed seven figures at every stop.

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1) Katy Perry ($135 million)

Better known by her stage name Katy Perry, Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson is a singer, songwriter and actress. This 30-year-old Los Angeles-based musician is the highest paid musician in the world. This was possible due to her Prismatic World Tour. During the Forbes’ scoring period, this talented musician grossed more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows. 75 of these shows were outside the US. She pulled in an astounding $20 per head in merchandise sales.


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These rich musicians inspire those who would be planning to make a career in music. Have you listened to any of the above-mentioned artists? Who is your favorite?