Wednesday 13 December 2017

Madonna's earnings top music list

Madonna's MDNA tour helped her pull in millions of dollars
Madonna's MDNA tour helped her pull in millions of dollars

Despite releasing her first single more than 30 years ago, Madonna has been named the highest-paid musician of 2013.

The Queen of Pop earned 125 million US dollars (£77.4 million) from June 2012 to May 2013, a ccording to Forbes Magazine, mostly thanks to her MDNA Tour.

Concert merchandise, her clothing line and perfume also helped the 55-year-old singer top the list.

Madonna's rival Lady Gaga is second with a yearly income of 80 million dollars (£49.5 million) , and she could top the list next year.

Eighties stars Bon Jovi are third with 79 million dollars (£48.9 million), mostly from their Because We Can tour, while c ountry singer Toby Keith follows with 65 million (£40.2 million).

British band Coldplay, with 64 million dollars (£39.6 million), are fifth, followed by Canadian teenager Justin Bieber with 58 million (£35.9 million).

US singer Taylor Swift is seventh with 55 million dollars (£34 million) and Sir Elton John is eighth with 54 million (£33.4 million).

Beyonce, who grosses two million dollars in every city she plays, and Kenny Chesney are in joint ninth and tenth place with 53 million dollars (£32.8 million), pulling in more than Jay Z, Katy Perry or Rihanna.

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