Highest paid musicians in the U.S. 2018

In 2018, Taylor Swift was the highest paid musician in the United States by an enormous margin. With an annual income of 99.6 million U.S. dollars (90.5 million of which was derived from touring income alone), Swift earned almost twice the amount brought in legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, whose earnings for 2018 totaled 53 million dollars. Third in the ranking was Canadian rapper Drake with 52.5 million U.S. dollars in annual income.

Highest-paid musicians in the United States in 2018

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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Special properties

ranked by U.S. earnings

Supplementary notes

Concert grosses are tracked internationally, however the source notes that only U.S. touring data is used in order to maintain consistency with streaming, sales and publishing income. All figures are estimates and may not equal the exact sum of subcategories (touring, streaming, publishing, sales) due to rounding.

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