Monday, July 26

Taylor Swift was the highest-paid musician last year, and she did it without any ticket sales. Here’s how the top 10 highest-earning artists compare, according to Billboard

2. Post Malone: ​​$23.2 million

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Post Malone moved up four rankings from last year, according to Billboard. The artist was one of the few musicians touring before the pandemic hit, leading to $12.4 million in concert revenue. His Pepsi Center concert in Denver sold out in March 2020, one of the industry’s last live concerts before lockdown.

Source: Billboard

5. Billie Eilish: $14.7 million

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Billie Eilish’s popular music videos gained 671 million video streams last year, placing her among Billboard’s top 10 artists in that category. Eilish was only able to play at three stops on her Where Do We Go? World Tour before the pandemic hit, totaling to $1 million in revenue.

It’s worth noting that Billboard includes the share of publishing revenue earned by Eilish’s brother and collaborator, the producer FINNEAS, in the singer’s base earnings.

Source: Billboard

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