Post Malone, Drake, NBA YoungBoy & More Among Top Paid Musicians Of 2020

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Post Malone, Drake, NBA YoungBoy & More Among Top Paid Musicians Of 2020

Twelve R&B/Hip Hop artists. including Post Malone and Drake, made it onto Billboard's list of Top Paid Musicians of 2020.

July 20, 2021 COVID-19 hurt live touring revenue for a lot of the performers. 2020 was a difficult year for many people around the world. A coronavirus pandemic, political strife, police violence, and rising prices were regular headlines throughout the year, but some musicians still managed to make a good sum of money over that 12 month period. Billboard compiled a list of the Top Paid Musicians of 2020. While millions of dollars flowed into the bank accounts of some of the most high-profile acts, the top earners collective revenue dropped from $969 million in 2019 to $387 million last year. The decline was mostly the result of live touring being shut down due to COVID-19. Taylor Swift landed at #1 on Billboards U.S. Money Makers rankings. The Country/Pop superstar reportedly racked up $23.8 million. Singer/rapper Post Malone came in second place with $23.2 million. Legendary Canadian singer Cline Dion made $17.5 million for third place. Twelve R&B/Hip Hop artists made it onto the Top Paid Musicians of 2020 hierarchy which was the biggest gain for any genre. Several of those performers brought in enough take-home pay to touch down in the Top 10. Drakes $14.2 million (#6), YoungBoy Never Broke Agains $11.9 million (#9), and Lil Babys $11.7 million (#10) helped them join Post Malone as one of the 10 highest-grossing musicians of the year. The Weeknd (#11), Eminem (#14), Lil Uzi Vert (#15), and DaBaby (#17) were placed in the Top 20. Other rap stars on the Top Paid Musicians of 2020 list include Bad Bunny (#21), Future (#22), Roddy Ricch (#24), Rod Wave (#25), Kanye West (#30), and Travis Scott (#35). 2020 Billboard chart-toppers like Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Machine Gun Kelly, 21 Savage, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and 24kGoldn did not make the list. Posted in Read more

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