Highest paid musicians

There’s some shit on this list. Not even heard of number 15 and 16!

Is this in the states…? Would’ve thought Arashi, AKB48 etc would earn more than that :confused:

Copy and paste:

This year’s top five selling acts, and their total gross for the year (in yen) are as follows:

  1. Arashi (¥10,868,000,000)
  2. Namie Amuro (¥9,428,000,000)
  3. SMAP (¥8,816,000,000)
  4. Nogizaka46 (¥8,055,000,000)
  5. AKB48 (¥7,256,000,000)

10,868,000,000 JPY =
97,593,074.204USD

Yes, It’s US data only.

Surprised that Future is earning more than say, Kanye

Guessing future toured and maybe kayne didn’t this year…? :man_shrugging:

Think Future collaborates/writes/produces more, so hed have credits and royalties for a shit ton of projects.

Number 5. Ed wasn’t in it last year. OMG look at those numbers

Hes involved in so many projects that endulge in stream trolling that he probably gets a few million streams per week as a result

Also pretty lazy work lumping entire bands together. Pretty sure Rob Trujillo isn’t earning the same amount as James Hetfield, or that Tom Petty splits his money evenly with The Heartbreakers (hey, maybe he does).

I think Metallica split cash evenly from live shows. Hetfield would get more from royalties as he writes more.