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Taylor Swift Beats Adele, The Rolling Stones & One Direction to be the Highest Earning Musician of 2015



Madonna & Taylor Swift

Madonna & Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is officially the highest earning musician of 2015 and this is the result of last year’s wildly successful 1989 World Tour.

This year’s Billboard Top 40 Money Makers list sees Taylor crushing out all competition raking in almost $35 million more than the next top earner. With the exception of Adele‘s crazy album sales, which earned her the #9 spot, the rest of the top artists also had world tours to thank for their revenue.

Ariana Grande, The Weekend, J. Cole, Celine Dion, Imagine Dragons, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Sam Smith, Drake among others are also on the Billboard list of top 40 money makers.

Check out the first 10 on the list:
1. Taylor Swift – $73.5 Million in Total Revenue
2. Kenny Chesney – $39.8 Million in Total Revenue
3. The Rolling Stones – $39.6 Million in Total Revenue
4. Billy Joel – $31.7 Million in Total Revenue
5. One Direction – $24.2 Million in Total Revenue
6. Grateful Dead & Company – $23.8 Million in Total Revenue
7. Luke Bryan – $23.1 Million in Total Revenue
8. U2 – $21.8 Million in Total Revenue
9. Adele – $20.5 Million in Total Revenue
10. Maroon 5 – $19.2 Million in Total Revenue

Check out the full list here


  1. aikay

    May 8, 2016 at 12:19 am

    This taylor girl is so OVERATED, they keep trying to make her the White version of Beyonce by dashing her all the grammies and co. But I know she knowz dt deep within, she is not what they are hyping her to be.

    • ElessarisElendil

      May 8, 2016 at 9:35 am

      She is so overrated people are dashing her their hard earned money shebi??? You do a great disservice to Beyonce by comparing them. Irksome.

  2. ElessarisElendil

    May 8, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Taylor is a machine, really isn’t fair comparing.

  3. Becca

    May 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

    On please she’s way better than the hype. Beyoncé ke? Please name a hit single she’s had in the past 5 years! Gyrating her crotch and ass with fake drama, tours before albums Is the only way she can shift music now cause her songs are weak. No daddy knowles around anymore to steal songs and credit her. Adele, Taylor and Rihanna are really showing her up.
    And Taylor has always been awesome, you’re just very late to be party. Like 2009 Kanye late!

    • Rocky

      October 17, 2016 at 8:57 am

      They are really late

    • Rocky

      October 17, 2016 at 8:58 am

      True that.. ?

  4. Md

    May 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Taylor Swift the most over hype musician ever, backed by a powerful Pr Machine

  5. allie spivey

    May 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Just so you guys remember the Rolling Stones only played 14 shows in 2015 so lets do the real math here. ….

  6. allie spivey

    May 8, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    If Taylor had only playef 14 shows instead of 85 shows she would have roughly made 13, million less than half what the Stones took in…

  7. Rocky

    October 17, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Taylor swift overrated ke.. The girl is raw talent at its best, she finally getting the light shone at her and you still hate.. Smh

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