Combs, world’s high­est paid mu­si­cian

The Jakarta Post - - FEATURES -

LOS AN­GE­LES: Rap­per Sean “Diddy” Combs was ranked the world’s high­est-paid mu­si­cian on Wed­nes­day in an an­nual list that saw black artists take the top four spots.

Combs, who is also a hip-hop pro­ducer and en­tre­pre­neur, earned an es­ti­mated US$130 mil­lion for the year, ac­cord­ing to Forbes, mostly from his Bad Boy Fam­ily Re­union tour and the sale of his Sean Jean cloth­ing line.

Fel­low Amer­i­can Bey­oncé ranked sec­ond, with earn­ings es­ti­mated at $105 mil­lion from her For­ma­tion world tour and hit al­bum Lemon­ade, while Cana­dian artists Drake ($94 mil­lion) and The Weeknd ($92 mil­lion) rounded out the top four.

Bri­tish band Cold­play pulled in an es­ti­mated $88 mil­lion to take the no. 5 spot.

Forbes com­piled the list af­ter es­ti­mat­ing pre-tax in­come for the 12 months from June 2016 to 2017 based on in­ter­views with man­agers, agents, lawyers, in­ter­views and data from Poll­star, the Record­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica and track­ing firm Nielsen. — Reuters


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