3. Adele - $80.5m
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Forbes Reveal World's Top 10 Highest-Paid Musicians In 2016
8. 3. Adele - $80.5m
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.