The Musicians That Made The Most Money In 2017

By Jay Edwards

Who made more last year: Beyonce, Garth or Adele?

Billboard put out their annual “Music Moneymakers” list which ranks the 50 artists who raked in the most money last year. They included in their total earnings things like music sales, streaming, ringtones, publishing royalties, and touring in the U.S.

BEYONCÉ is #1, with an estimated net income of $62.1 million and no one else was even close to that.

Here are the Top 20 Music Moneymakers:

1. Beyoncé, $62.1 million

2. Guns N’ Roses, $42.3 million

3. Bruce Springsteen, $42.2 million

4. Drake, $37.3 million

5. Adele, $37 million

6. Coldplay, $32.3 million

7. Justin Bieber, $30.5 million

8. Luke Bryan, $27.3 million

9. Kanye West, $26.1 million

10. Kenny Chesney, $25.4 million

11. Billy Joel, $23.6 million

12. Rihanna, $22.3 million

13. Twenty One Pilots, $21.1 million

14. Carrie Underwood, $19.9 million

15. Metallica, $18.5 million

16. Paul McCartney, $17.7 million

17. Future, $17 million

18. Garth Brooks, $16.02 million

19. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, $16.01 million

20. Barbra Streisand, $15.8 million

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