Here’s Who Topped The Forbes Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2016 List

See where Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce and the rest of your favourite artists ranked.

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It's that time of year again - Forbes have just released their list of The World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2016.

Topping the chart with a staggering $170 million pay-year is Taylor Swift, followed by ex-pop sensations One Direction who raked in $110 million collectively. 

Drake, Rihanna, P Diddy, Beyonce and Jay Z all made it into the top 30, but the end results may surprise you.

Check out the list below to see where your favourite star landed on the chart. 

1. Taylor Swift - $170 million
2. One Direction - $110 million
3. Adele - $80.5 million
4. Madonna - $76.5 million
5. Rihanna - $75 million
6. Garth Brooks - $70 million
7. AC/DC - $67.5 million
8. Rolling Stones - $66.5 million
9. Calvin Harris - $63 million
10. P Diddy - $62 million
11. Bruce Springsteen - $60.5 million
12. Paul McCartney - $56.5 million
13. Justin Bieber - $56 million
14. Kenny Chesney - $56 million
15. U2 - $55 million
16. The Weeknd - $55 million
17. Beyonce - $54 million
18. Jay Z - $53.5 million
19. Luke Bryan - $53 million
20. Muse - $49 million
21. Foo Fighters - $48.5 million
22. Toby Keith - $47.5 million
23. Bigbang - $44 million
24. Elton John - $42 million
25. Dr. Dre - $41 million
26. Katy Perry - $41 million
27. Jimmy Buffet - $40.5 million
28. Muford & Sons - $40 million
29. Jennifer Lopez - $39.5 million
30. Drake - $38.5 million

The list is measured on pretax income from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016 before deducting management fees.

Rihanna's impressive $75m comes from her live performances, plus commercial deals with Dior, Puma, Samsung and Stance.

While Beyonce benefitted from her 'Formation World Tour', although many of her dates missed out on the scoring period.

Interestingly, Drake's huge Summer Sixteen tour started in July 2016, therefore none of his dates have been accounted for in the list.

Better luck next time, Drizzy!

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