TOP 10 Highest Paid Musicians in the World

Today, we can see that the Singers are the main moneymakers in the music industry. The Forbes highest paid musician- Katy Perry, had completed 126 tours in the last year. Regardless of their modus operandi, below are the names of the singers who are earning whopping sum and are considered to be the highest earning musicians in the world. Here is a list of top ten Highest Paid Musicians in the World.

10. Lady Gaga


Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on March 28, 1986, in the United States. She was first appeared actively in the year 2001 and still she is active in the music industry. She is better known for her live performances and extraordinary fashion themes. During 2008, she released her first album named ‘The Frame’ which became a commercial success. She has received many awards includes six Grammy Awards and twelve Guinness world Records. She had completed 28 million albums and 140 million singles and which helped her to achieve the title-All Time best seller.

9. Fleetwood Mac


This is a popular British Band was formed in 1967. The actual member of this band is Mick Fleetwood Mac. The band had completed and sold  100 million copies around the world.  Mick Fleetwood Mac band received Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to music.  Fleetwood Mac’s second album ‘Rumors’ has produced four Top 10 singles and reached the top spot in various countries. Mick Fleetwood Mac is one of the highest-paid musicians in the world and has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. The selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award.

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8. Diddy


Diddy also known as Puffy is an American record producer, rapper, entrepreneur, and actor who holds an important position in the list of top earning of singers in the world. He has produced several critically and commercially successful albums after his first album ‘No Way Out‘ and it was released in 1997. He was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. At first, he worked as a talent director t Uptown Records before founding Bad Boy Records in 1993. Diddy has got many awards including MTV Music Video Awards and two Grammy Awards.

7. Justin Timberlake


Justin Timberlake is an American, Songwriter, singer, actor and record producer. He was born on January 31, 1981, and he first appeared in Television Shows then became a vocalist and the youngest member of NSYNC. This band became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. During 2002 Justin released his solo album ‘Justified‘. This album brought him two Grammy Awards. He has received many other awards for his remarkable contributions. Apart from being on the list of highest earning musicians, he has got attention from worldwide.

6. Calvin Harris


Calvin Harris is a British DJ, record producer, recording artist and remixer. He was born on January 17, 1984, in Scotland. His first album named ‘I Created Disco’ was released on 2007 and the album got attention from all over the world. His second album ‘Ready for the Weekend’ received a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry. He has got many awards like Two British Male Awards, Seven Brit Awards, four Grammy Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello Award. He or international achievement award for third studio album  18 months in 2012. He is one of the main highest earning musicians in the world.

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5. The Eagles


It is an American rock band established in 1971, Los Angeles under the leadership of Glenn Frey. This band includes four members, Randy Meisner, Bernie Leadon, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. This band cited as the one of the best-selling bands of all time. American Music Awards and six Grammy Awards are received for this band. Eagles has sold more than 150 million records, and some are sold within the US. The Eagles were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

4. Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is an American Singer and songwriter was born on December 13, 1989. During 2006, she first appeared with a self-titled album and it gained attention from the people. Taylor Swift is most famous for incorporating her personal experiences in narrative songs. She became the youngest songwriter ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music Publishing House. In 2008, her second album was released. Taylor Swift has got many awards including one Emmy awards, seven Grammy awards, twenty-two Billboard Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards and one Brit Award. She is considered as one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

3. Garth Brooks


Garth Brooks is a country pop singer and songwriter. He released his first album in 1989. He holds the third position in the list of top ten highest earning musicians. He was born on February 7, 1962. He gained worldwide popularity through his skill to integrate both pop and rock and roll elements to the country genre through multiplatinum recordings.  He has received several awards including 17 American Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, and the RIAA Award. He has released six albums, and he is also inducted into the country music hall of fame.

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2. One Direction


One Direction also is known as 1D and it is an Irish-English band situated in London. Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are the members of this band. This band gained worldwide attention and got many awards including four MTV Music Video Awards, five Brit Awards, seven American Music Awards, nineteen Teen Choice Awards and eleven MTV Europe Awards. This band holds the second position in the list of top highest earning musicians in the world.

1. Katy Perry


Katy Perry is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She was born on October 25, 1984. She was a church singer in her childhood and pursued gospel music in her teenage.Her first album released in 2001 named Katy Hudson. She became famous for her album ‘I Kissed a Girl‘. Katy Perry got many awards including four Guinness world records. she is also included in the Forbes’ list of a Top earning woman in music as well as highest earning musicians in the world. In her music career, she had completed 81 million singles and 11 million albums and also released.

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