Posted by , Dec 10, 2015 at 11:53am
The highest paid musician in 2015 made $135 million.

In 2015, the big bucks come from touring. Just ask Katy Perry, who grossed over $2 million per show during her Prismatic World Tour. With $135 million earned in 2015, she is the year's highest-paid musician and the highest-paid celebrity of anyone not named Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. 

Forbes released their annual list of highest-paid musicians, and as one might expect, pop stars took the top several slots. Jay Z and Beyonce together grossed over $100 million in total from their "On the Run" tour. Despite his purchase of TIDAL, Jay Z's diverse business endeavors earned him $56 million this year.

See how hip hop & R&B figures fared on the Forbes list below.

7. Justin Timberlake | $63.5 million
8. Diddy | $60 million
13. Jay Z | $56 million
14. Beyonce | $54.5 million
22. Bruno Mars | $40 million
23. Drake | $39.5 million
30. Dr. Dre | $33 million

Pharrell, Eminem, and Jennifer Lopez missed the cut but still raked in more than $25 million.

To check out the full list head over to Forbes.

Diddy, Jay Z, & Drake Among Forbes' 2015 Highest-Paid Musicians

The highest paid musician in 2015 made $135 million.


In 2015, the big bucks come from touring. Just ask Katy Perry, who grossed over $2 million per show during her Prismatic World Tour. With $135 million earned in 2015, she is the year's highest-paid musician and the highest-paid celebrity of anyone not named Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. 

Forbes released their annual list of highest-paid musicians, and as one might expect, pop stars took the top several slots. Jay Z and Beyonce together grossed over $100 million in total from their "On the Run" tour. Despite his purchase of TIDAL, Jay Z's diverse business endeavors earned him $56 million this year.

See how hip hop & R&B figures fared on the Forbes list below.

7. Justin Timberlake | $63.5 million
8. Diddy | $60 million
13. Jay Z | $56 million
14. Beyonce | $54.5 million
22. Bruno Mars | $40 million
23. Drake | $39.5 million
30. Dr. Dre | $33 million

Pharrell, Eminem, and Jennifer Lopez missed the cut but still raked in more than $25 million.

To check out the full list head over to Forbes.

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