Billboard Names Highest-Paid Artists of 2015

Taylor Swift

Billboard has released a list of the highest-paid musicians over the past 12 months... and reigning supreme is Taylor Swift.

The pop star raked in an estimated $73.5 million in 2015, most of which comes from touring. However, she also had big paydays for music sales and publishing to the tune of $7.2 million and $4.1 million respectively.

Country music star Kenny Chesney comes in second with $39.8 million, followed by The Rolling Stones with $39.6 million, Billy Joel with $31.7 million and One Direction with $24.2 million closing out the top 5.

Others on the list include The Weeknd (#28) with $8.6 million USD and Drake (#32), who brought in $7.4 million USD.

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