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Billboard's Music Money Makers List

Billboard's Music Money Makers List

Billboard came out with its annual "Music Money Makers" list, and you’ll be happy to hear that a lot of your favorite artists made the cut.

The list compiles the music artists that made the biggest earnings of the year. Topping the chart, naturally, is Taylor Swift! The 23-year-old singer/songwriter earned more than $39 million during 2013. Sheesh! Between the touring, royalities, and album sales... TSwift is killing it.

The list not only has pop faves, but a range of genres from hip-hop to country! No. 2 on the Money Makers list is Kenny Chesney with $32.9 million, and third place is Justin Timberlake with $31.4 million.

It looks like touring is doing these artists right, the rest of the list consists of Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, Pink, and Fleetwood Mac! What a mix!

According to the methodology of the list, the artists are ranked based on their U.S. earnings. It sounds like they made a lot more money 2013 considering their international success! 

See who else made this year's list at Billboard.com!

 

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