FORBES REVEALS TOP-EARNING MUSICIANS OF 2019

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Kanye West was king in 2019.

Forbes has revealed its annual list of the year’s highest-earning musicians, which includes Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Drake, and Kanye West.

The Jesus Is King rapper lands at No. 2 on the list behind Taylor Swift with $150 million, thanks in large part to his Yeezy empire.

His adidas partnership is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year.

Music’s royal couple, JAY-Z and Beyoncé, tied at No. 6 with $81 million apiece.

Drake ranks at No. 8 with $75 million, followed by Sean “Diddy” Combs with $70 million.

Rihanna, who launched her Fenty fashion brand with LVMH this year, lands just outside the top 10 at No. 11 with $62 million in earnings.

The top 40 earners also include Travis Scott (No. 12, $58 million), Ariana Grande (No. 22, $48 million), The Weeknd (No. 29, $40 million), Kendrick Lamar (No. 34, $38.5 million), and Migos (No. 40, $36 million).

Overall, the 10 highest-paid musicians in the world earned just over $1 billion pre-tax from June 2018 to June 2019, up from $886 million last year.