It is no surprise that music is one of the highest paid industries in the world. Musicians can make millions by selling albums, doing tours and other business ventures.
While most famous artistes make quite a substantial amount of money, Forbes reported the following five musicians made serious bank in 2017.
Counting down from the fifth to the first place, here are the top five highest earning musicians of 2017
The band made a whopping $88 million this year, most of which come from the group’s recent “A Head Full of Dreams” tour.
4. The Weeknd
From business ventures with H&M, to appearing on Future’s sixth album, the Weeknd worked hard to get his spot on the list, earning $92 million this year.
The Canadian born rapper was endorsed by Nike, Apple music and Sprite; and a large sum of his $95 million earnings in 2017 came from his “Boy Meets World” tour.
If he really did start at the bottom, he’s not there anymore.
Of course Queen B would be on the list. With her top earning ‘Formation World tour’ and collaborations with the likes of Ed Sheeran, J Balvin and Willy William; the Lemonade hitmaker managed to earn a staggering $105 million.
1. P Diddy
Sean Combs walked away with the title of highest paid musician in 2017, due to his much-anticipated Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. His earnings of $130 million this year also included his business ventures, which included his alcoholic beverage brand Ciroc and selling a share of his brand, Sean John. He also made news when he followed Nigerian musician Wizkid on Instagram.