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Taylor Swift Tops 2019 Highest Earning Artists List

Taylor Swift Tops 2019 Highest Earning Artists List | Image: Cosmopolitan

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has been named as the highest earning musician of 2019.

On the list compiled by Forbes, the “Love Story” singer made $185m (£148m) in pre-tax earnings from June 2018 to June 2019.

Swift’s earning comes from a new record deal with Republic Records, her endorsements deals and finishing up her Reputation stadium tour.

This is coming after the highly publicized drama between the singer and her erstwhile music label Big Machine Label Group has abated.

This is the second time Swift would top the list in five years.

Following Taylor is born again rapper Kanye West with $150 million thanks to his Yeezy clothing line, Sunday Service and his new album, Jesus Is King.

In third place is British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran with $110 million.

See the full list of the world’s top-earning musicians in 2019 below:

1. Taylor Swift – $185 million
2. Kanye West – $150 million
3. Ed Sheeran – $110 million
4. The Eagles – $100 million
5. Elton John – $84 million
6. Jay-Z – $81 million (tie)
6. Beyoncé – $81 million (tie)
8. Drake – $75 million
9. Diddy – $70 million
10. Metallica – $68.5 million
11. Rihanna – $62 million
12. Travis Scott – $58 million
13. Justin Timberlake – $57.5 million (tie)
13. Katy Perry – $57.5 million (tie)
15. Pink – $57 million (tie)
15. BTS – $57 million (tie)
17. Billy Joel – $52 million
18. Bruno Mars – $51 million
19. Jimmy Buffett – $50 million (tie)
19. Eminem – $50 million (tie)
21. Fleetwood Mac – $49 million
22. Paul McCartney – $48 million (tie)
22. Ariana Grande – £48 million (tie)
24. The Chainsmokers – $46 million
25. Guns N’ Roses – $44 million
26. Jennifer Lopez – $43 million
27. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million
28. Rolling Stones – $41 million
29. The Weeknd – £40 million (tie)
29. Marshmello – $40 million (tie)
29. DJ Khaled – $40 million (tie)
32. Lady Gaga – $39.5 million
33. Dave Matthews Band – $39 million
34. Calvin Harris – $38.5 million (tie)
34. Kendrick Lamar – $38.5 million (tie)
35. Zac Brown Band – $38.5 million (tie)
37. Shawn Mendes – $38 million
38. Celine Dion – $37.5 million
39. U2 – $37 million
40. Migos – $36 million

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