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Taylor Swift Tops Billboard List Of Top Music Earners

posted 12 Mar 2014, 06:14 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 12 Mar 2014, 06:15 ]

Taylor Swift earned nearly $40 million dollars in 2013, topping Billboard's list of music earners.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES  (UNRESTRICTED POOL) -  Billboard has released its list of top earners in music for 2013, with country crossover star Taylor Swift at the top with nearly $40 million dollars (USD) in revenue.

The "Red" singer made a total of $39,699,575.60 last year, according to the music magazine known for its song charts, and earned her keep with a combination of album sales and concert touring revenue, as well as advertising sponsorships with Keds, Elizabeth Arden and Diet Coke.

Following Swift is another country star, Kenny Chesney, who made $33 million dollars in 2013, thanks to his chart-topping album "Life on a Rock," and his wildly popular tour, No Shoes Nation.

Justin Timberlake was close behind with a combined total of $31.5 million, thanks to his best-selling album "The 20/20 Experience," and the album's extensive world tour.

Jon Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones also raked it in on the tour circuit, earning $29.5 million and $26 million, respectively.

Reigning pop star Beyonce made 24.5 million in 2013, from a jam-packed year featuring her performing at both the inauguration of U.S. president Barack Obamaand the Super Bowl Halftime Show, a "secret" album release on iTunes, and the 132-date Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

The other earners in the top ten of the 40-artist list include Pop Band Maroon 5 and country star Luke Bryan, who both earned $22 million, Pink, who earned $20 million, and Fleetwood Mac, which earned $19 million with its 2013 world tour, and its first new studio material in a decade, "Extended Play."


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