Wondering who’s earned the most money in the music industry this year? See which of your favourite artists made the list and which ones will totally shock you!

Every year Forbes creates a list perfect for the curious fans of the bests artist of today! Some of the artists you would think would make the mark such as The Weeknd didn’t quite make the list this year (despite having one of the highest selling albums) while other artists such as Katy Perry (who haven’t released any albums this year) have been cashing in in her endorsements and heavy touring schedule.  Did your favourite artist earn as much money as you expected? Check out the Forbes top earning artists of 2015 list below.

  1. Katy Perry – $135 million
  2. One Direction – $130 million
  3. Garth Brooks – $90 million
  4. Taylor Swift – $80 million
  5. The Eagles – $73.5 million
  6. Calvin Harris – $66 million
  7. Justin Timberlake – $63.5 million
  8. Diddy – $60 million
  9. Fleetwood Mac – $59.5 million
  10. Lady Gaga – $59 million
  11. The Rolling Stones – $57.5 million
  12. Ed Sheeran – $57 million
  13. Jay Z – $56 million
  14. Beyoncé – $54.5 million
  15. Elton John – $53.5 million
  16. Toby Keith – $53 million
  17. Paul McCartney – $51.5 million
  18. Michael Buble – $45.5 million
  19. Jason Aldean – $43.5 million
  20. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million
  21. Kenny Chesney – $42 million
  22. Bruno Mars – $40 million
  23. Drake – $39.5 million
  24. Foo Fighters – $38 million
  25. Tim McGraw – $38 million
  26. David Guetta – $37 million
  27. Florida Georgia Line – $36.5 million
  28. Jimmy Buffet – $36 million
  29. Tiesto – $36 million
  30. Maroon 5 – $33 million

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