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Artists like Calvin Harris, Rihanna and Adele have been pulling in some serious dollar this year. We count down Forbes top 10 highest paid musicians of the year.
The music mogul, who is currently planning a huge Bad Boy reunion tour, made a large bulk of his money from investments in brands including his Sean Jean clothing line, Ciroc, REVOLT and more. Picture: Instagram
The Scottish superstar is officially the highest paid DJ in the world, with most of his income coming from his lucrative gigs in Las Vegas and his former sponsorship deal with Armani.
The British Rock band only played 27 gigs in the time measured by Forbes. However their (mostly) sold-out stadium shows in the US earned them enough money to comfortably make this year's list. Picture: Getty
The legendary Metal band, who replaced their lead singer Brian Johnson with Axl Rose for their recent tour, continue to rake in the big bucks. Picture: PA
The 54-year-old Country singer is currently on the second year of his huge comeback tour - with even more international dates planned into 2017! Picture: Getty
RiRi continues to be a top earner in the music industry, following her successful album 'ANTI' and her corresponding ANTI World Tour. The singer also brings in money from sponsorship deals with Dior, Puma and Samsung. Picture: PA
Madonna's Rebel Heart tour reportedly brought in over $170m alone. She also benefits from her Material Girl clothing line and perfume line. Picture: Getty
Adele is the only artist on this year's list to generate the majority of her income from music alone. The British singer sold over 3 million copies of her latest album '25' in its first week of release and then went on a sold-out arena tour.
Despite Zayn Malik's high-profile departure from the group in 2015, the boy band benefited massively from its On The Road Again tour. Picture: Instagram
The singer's latest US tour reportedly grossed $200m - breaking the previous record set by The Rolling Stones. T Swift also brings in money from lucrative endorsements with brands such as Apple, Diet Coke and Keds. Picture: Instagram