On the nineteenth of July, 2021, Billboard printed its record of The Prime Paid Musicians of 2020 with Taylor Swift topping the record.
Based on the Listing, Taylor Swift leads with $ 23.8 million. Swift takes the primary spot nearly completely on the idea of income earned from the recorded masters of her two 2020 albums, Folklore and Evermore, which she owns and licenses to Republic for distribution.
Whereas she did not tour, Taylor made $ 10.6M from streaming, $ 10M from bodily gross sales and $ 3.2M from publishing. She’s additionally the No. 1 mover of digital albums (1.06 million), digital tracks (1.09 million) and on-demand audio streams (4.3 billion) for 2020.
Celine Dion adopted third on the record with $ 17.5M, Billie Eilish in fifth place with $ 14.7M, The Weeknd in eleventh place with $ 10.4M, Korean Pop Group, BTS was quantity 19 incomes a complete of $ 8.9M and Ariana Grande no. 23 with whole earnings of $ 7.5M.
Highest Incomes Rappers
In the meantime, After Malone was named the highest earner in hip-hop music in 2020, whereas he was solely second to Taylor Swift amongst musicians general, although not by a lot.
The rapper, who raked in $ 23.2 million for the yr due to his 2019 album Hollywood’s Bleeding, was a mainstay on the charts final yr. Posty was lucky sufficient to have the ability to tour for a quick time in 2020 earlier than being pressured to cease due to the pandemic.
Based on Billboard, he earned $ 12.4 million from touring and $ 8.1 million from streaming. He additionally earned $ 712,500 in gross sales and $ 2 million in publishing.
Drake was the second-highest earner amongst Rappers raking in $ 14.2 million in whole.
Though he didn’t launch an album or tour final yr, he earned $ 11.7 million in streaming, $ 1.9 million in publishing, and $ 635,000 in gross sales. He ranked second amongst rappers and was the No. 6 highest paid musician of the yr.
Younger Boy By no means Broke Once more, who, regardless of his authorized difficulties, managed to change into the No. 9 highest-paid musician final yr with $ 11.9 million, got here in third for rappers.
NBA YoungBoy received $ 10 million in streaming alone due to his devoted and enormous fan base.
His tour additionally made $ 129,000 earlier than being lower brief because of covid restraints. The rest of his earnings got here from gross sales, which amounted to $ 126,000, and publication, which totalled $ 1.7 million.
Lil Child is correct behind him, with $ 11.7 million in earnings for the yr, placing him in a tenth place amongst Billboard’s highest-paid musicians.
My Flip, the rapper’s first No. 1 Billboard 200 album, spent weeks on the high of the chart, incomes him his first No. 1 in 2020. Streams introduced in $ 9.1 million, publishing introduced in $ 2.2 million, and gross sales introduced in $ 152,000. Previous to the pandemic, his tour introduced in one other $ 253,000.
Along with the 4 rappers who reached the highest 10, Eminem and DaBaby made the highest 20 on Billboard’s record of the 40 highest-paid musicians of the yr, with $ 9.7 million at No. 14 and $ 9.1 million at No. 17, respectively.
Future, who ranked No. 22 with $ 8.2 million, Roddy Ricch, who ranked No. 24 with $ 7.4 million, Rod Wave, who earned $ 7.37 million (No. 25), Kanye West, who earned $ 6.3 million (No. 30), and Travis Scott (No. 35), who earned $ 5.82 million, had been among the many different rappers that made the record.