Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
Morning Show
Football Players 1
Alan Jackson & Toby Keith
Sugarland
Football Players 2
Lady Antebellum
Football Players 3
Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley

Highest Paid Musicians of 2012

Nov 30, 2012 -- 6:07am
  • Dr. Dre($110 million) - Thanks to: His headphone line - Beats By Dr. Dre
  • Roger Waters ($88 million) - Thanks to: Rigorous touring
  • Elton John ($80 million) - Thanks to: Touring, Las Vegas stint, & role in Gnomeo and Juliet
  • U2 ($78 million) - Thanks to: Endless Touring
  • Take That ($69 million) - Thanks to: Reunion tour
  • Bon Jovi ($60 million) - Thanks to: World Tour
  • Britney Spears ($58 million) - Thanks to: Endorsements, fragrance line, & album sales (Femme Fatale)
  • Paul McCartney ($57 million) - Thanks to: Touring and Beatles royalties checks
  • Taylor Swift ($57 million) - Thanks to: Touring, CoverGirl endorsement, & album sales (Red)
  • Justin Bieber ($55 million) - Thanks to: Music/Merchandise sales and stakes in start ups (Tinychat, Stamped, & Spotify)
  • Toby Keith ($55 million) - Thanks to: New album (Clancy's Tavern), touring, Ford sponsorship, and "I Love This Bar and Grill" Restaurant chain
  • Rihanna ($53 million) - Thanks to: heavy touring, endorsements (Vita Coco, Nivea), and fragrance line
  • Lady Gaga ($52 million) - Thanks to: Touring, music sales, and fragrance line
  • Foo Fighters ($47 million) - Thanks to: Touring and music sales (Wasting Light)
  • Diddy ($45 million) - Thanks to: Ciroc Vodka share, acting gigs, clothing line (Sean John), and marketing firm (Blue Flame)
  • Katy Perry ($45 million) - Thanks to: Touring and music sales
  • Kenny Chesney ($44 million) - Thanks to: Extensive touring
  • Beyonce ($40 million) - Thanks to: Album sales, clothing line (House of Dereon), and endorsements (L'Oreal, DirecTV)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million) - Thanks to: Touring and album sales
  • Jay-Z ($38 million) - Thanks to: Touring, business deals ( Duracell, Budweiser, etc), and restaurant chain
  • Coldplay ($37 million) - Thanks to: Touring and record sales
  • Adele ($35 million) - Thanks to: Touring and record sales
  • Kanye West ($35 million) - Thanks to: Touring, record sales, clothing designs (Nike)
  • Michael Buble ($34 million) - Thanks to: Multi-platinum Christmas album and touring
  • Sade ($33 million) - Thanks to: An extensive 100 date tour

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