2018's Highest Paid Musicians

Last year's U2 30th anniversary Joshua Tree tour was so successful that it propelled the band to number-one on Billboard's list of 2018's 50 Highest-Paid Musicians. The bulk of the $54 million they earned came from that tour.

The figures are "based on U.S. concert grosses and royalties generated from domestic sales, streaming and publishing in 2017."

Here's a look at the Top 10:

  1. U2 - $54 million
  2. Garth Brooks - $52.2 million
  3. Metallica - $43.2 million
  4. Bruno Mars - $40.7 million
  5. Ed Sheeran - $31.3 million
  6. Lady Gaga - $29.7 million
  7. Billy Joel - $29.2 million
  8. Guns n' Roses - $27.8 million
  9. Roger Waters - $27.2 million
  10. Coldplay - $26.5 million

Other notables to make the list include Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dead and Company, John Mayer, Imagine Dragons, Queen and Adam Lambert, Journey, Green Day, Elton John, Twenty One Pilots, Panic at the Disco andDef Leppard.

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