Katy Perry topped the 2015 Forbes ranking of the highest-paid musicians in the world, earning an estimated $135 million over the past 12 months.
Perry shot to the top of the list mostly thanks to her Prismatic World Tour, for which she earned more than $2 million per city. The singer also has endorsement deals with Claire’s, Coty and Covergirl. Ranking in at number two was One Direction with an estimated $130 million, making the boy band the top earning music group in the world.
Garth Brooks nabbed the number three spot with $90 million. The country music superstar came out of semi-retirement last year to launch a world tour, for which he grossed more than $1 million per show. Number four on the list is Taylor Swift with $80 million thanks to a great extent to her 1989 album, which sold over 3.6 million copies, and the subsequent tour, which grosses as much as $4 million per city. Rounding out the top five was the classic rock band The Eagles, whose History of the Eagles tour helped them earn $73.5 million.
Check out the full list of Forbes’ 10 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2015 here.
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