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16 Highest Paid Musicians In America 2018


Multi-award winning musicians, like Diddy and Beyoncé couldn’t sustain the momentum that saw them clinch the top spots as America’s highest paid musicians in 2017.

However, the year 2018, saw the duo relegated to the background by new top earners.
We have compiled a list of America’s highest earners in 2018. The list comprises of musicians from all genres.

The original list by Forbes contains names of the World’s Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2018. By isolating Americans from the list, we arrived at our own top earners.

Veteran musicians like, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift made bold headlines to land at the top spots as America’s highest paid musicians of 2018.

Go through the list of America’s highest paid musicians of 2018 below and see how much your favorite celebrity earned:

Bruno Mars

1. Bruno Mars ($100 million)

Katy Perry

2. Katy Perry ($83 million)

Taylor Swift

3. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

Jay Z (Getty images by Larry Busacca)

4. Jay-Z ($76.5 million)

Guns N’ Roses

5. Guns N’ Roses ($71 million)


6. Diddy ($64 million)


7. Beyoncé ($60 million)

Kendrick Lamar

8. Kendrick Lamar ($58 million)

Photo of Glenn FREY and Joe WALSH and Don HENLEY and Don FELDER and EAGLES and Randy MEISNER; L-R: Don Felder, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner – posed, studio, group shot – Hotel California era (Photo by RB/Redferns)

9). The Eagles ($56 million)


10. Pink ($52 million, tie)

Luke Bryan

10. Luke Bryan ($52 million, tie)

Jimmy Buffett

11. Jimmy Buffett ($51 million)

Lady Gaga

12. Lady Gaga ($50 million)

Jennifer Lopez

13. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million, tie)

Foo Fighters

13. Foo Fighters ($47 million, tie)


14. Metallica ($46 million, tie)

Garth Brooks

15. Garth Brooks ($45.5 million, tie)

The Chainsmokers (press-photo-by-danilo-lewis-2018-billboard-1548)

15. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million, tie)

Billy Joel

16. Billy Joel ($43.5 million)

Although they didn’t make the list, Rihanna, J. Cole, Dr. Dre and Nas all earned over $30 Million in 2018, according to Forbes.

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