Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Musicians List For 2017

Forbes released its annual Highest-Paid Musicians of 2017 with Diddy topping the list as the highest-paid artist of the year with Beyoncé, Drake, The Weekend and Coldplay included.

Take a look at the top 25 below.

  1. Diddy ($130 M)(Cash cows: Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, Ciroc vodka deal, estimated $70 million sale of one-third of Sean John fashion line)
  2. Beyoncé ($105 M)(Cash cow: Formation tour)
  3. Drake ($94 M)(Cash cows: The world’s most-streamed artist, Boy Meets World tour, deals with Apple, Sprite and Nike)
  4. The Weeknd ($92 M)(Cash cows: 5.5 billion streams in two years, touring)
  5. Coldplay ($88 M)(Cash cow: Head Full of Dreams tour)
  6. Guns N’ Roses ($84 M)(Cash cow: Not in This Lifetime tour)
  7. Justin Bieber ($83.5 M)(Cash cows: One billion-plus streams, Purpose tour, Calvin Klein endorsement)
  8. Bruce Springsteen ($75 M)(Cash cows: The River tour, “Born to Run” memoir)
  9. Adele ($69 M)(Cash cow: “25” album and tour)
  10. Metallica ($66.5 M)(Cash cows: WorldWired tour, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album)
  11. Garth Brooks ($60 M, tie)(Cash cows: Touring, “The Anthology Part 1” book and boxed set)
  12. Elton John ($60 M, tie)(Cash cow: Touring, Las Vegas residency)
  13. Paul McCartney ($54 M, tie)(Cash cows: Touring, Beatles and solo catalogs)
  14. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($54 M, tie)(Cash cows: Touring, “Getaway” album)
  15. Jimmy Buffett ($50.5 M)(Cash cows: Margaritaville franchises, including hotels, restaurants, merch)
  16. Calvin Harris ($48.5 M)(Cash cows: Touring, “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” album)
  17. Taylor Swift ($44 M)(Cash cows: Endorsements, catalog)
  18. Kenny Chesney ($42.5 M)(Cash cows: Touring, “Cosmic Hallelujah” album, Corona and Apple deals)
  19. Luke Bryan ($42 M)(Cash cows: Touring, Outdoor Channel reality show Buck Commander, Cabela’s and Miller Lite endorsements)
  20. Celine Dion ($42 M)(Cash cows: Touring, Las Vegas residency)
  21. Jay-Z ($42 M)(Cash cows: $200 million Live Nation deal)
  22. Bruno Mars ($39 M)(Cash cow: Touring, “24K Magic” album)
  23. Tiësto ($39 M)(Cash cow: Touring)
  24. The Chainsmokers ($38 M)(Cash cows: Touring, “Memories… Do Not Open” album, streaming)
  25. Jennifer Lopez ($38 M)(Cash cows: Las Vegas residency, “World of Dance” TV show)
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