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Forbes have compiled their annual 'Most Powerful Celebrities' list, put together by considering celebrities wealth, fame and social media presence. We take a look at the 10 of our favourite artists that made the cut.
He might be only 24-years-old but every time Avicii plays at a club he earns a six-figure-salary. Bare in mind he did that 80 times in the last year alone, released his debut album 'True' and had hit song 'Wake Me Up' sell over 4 million records in the States - that's why he's in the Forbes top 50.
No one can deny the influence Skateboard P has had on the music world from June last year, he penned and provided vocals for the years two best-selling singles, and that was all before the worldwide phenomenon that was 'Happy.'
Last year saw Justin Timberlake behind the comeback of all comebacks with the release of his album 'The 20/20 Experience' and following that, a tour of the same name. That, along with brand endorsements including Song and Givenchy and his back catalogue of films, land him in at number 26.
Unsurprising, Diddy's s agreement with Diageo's Ciroc vodka accounts for the bulk of his bucks, bringing him in an annual eight figure salary. But you wont catch an entrepreneur like Combs putting all his eggs in one basket - he also has a clothing line, Revolt TV and more.
King of dance music Calvin Harris has risen 47 spots since last year's list, landing at number 22 thanks to defending his crown as the world's number one DJ. The Scotsman played 125 gigs in the last year and earnt £66 million - not bad for someone who started out stacking shelves in a grocery shop! Picture: Getty
Some love him, some hate him, but neither can deny that 'Ye made double digit millions this year with the release of his 'Yeezus' album and his tour of the same name. That, combined with his high-profile marriage to Kim Kardashian, which kept Kanye's name in the public eye, made him the 20th most powerful celebrity on the list. Picture:PA
Rihanna's place at number eight comes not only from her money, but her ability to turn any song into a radio hit and collaborate with the biggest names in the industry while doing so (Eminem and Calvin Harris to name a few.) On top of that, according to Forbers, after Bieber, she's the second most powerful social media user. If you need proof, look at her Twitter commentary during the World Cup.
Jay Z's place at number six on Forbes' prestigious list comes not from one big move, like Dre's, but from the many things he's involve with. There's his growing Roc Nation empire, his 40/40 club, the collaborative 'On The Run Tour' with Beyonce, and his latest album which went platinum before it was even released thanks to a lucrative deal with Samsung.
Not quite the world's first hip-hop billionaire, as he suggested, but Dr Dre hasn't exactly had a bad 2014 so far, taking home $620 million annual earnings after Apple bought Beats Electronics for a hefty $3 million. The sum makes Dre the richest entertainer ever evaluated by Forbes.
In at number one on Forbes 2014 list is the woman they called Queen, Beyoncé. The list takes in to account happenings between June 2013 - June 2014, in that time Beyoncé embarked on 'The Mrs Carter' World Tour, dropped a surprise album, sold over a million copies of 'Drunk In Love,' and casually began touring again with her husband Jay Z. Not bad for a year's work. Tumblr/I.am.Beyonce