Taylor Swift Named the Highest-Paid Musician of 2015

Billboard has released its list of the highest earning musicians of 2014, revealing that singer Taylor Swift is bringing in some serious bank.

The Shake it Off singer had a big year in 2015, being ranked in the number one spot on Billboard’s list, after spending the year on the road playing sold-out shows for the 1989 World Tour in support of her hit album 1989.

According to Billboard, Taylor $73.5 million in 2015 alone. Making up that number is the $7.2 million Taylor earned through record sales, $61.7 million from her tour, $4.1 million in publishing revenue, and $564,000 from streaming profits.

Second on the list is Country singer Kenny Chesney, who earned $39.8 million.

Also appearing on the list were:
# 5 – One Direction with $24.2 million
#17 – Ed Sheeran with $11.6 million
#29 – Ariana Grande with $8.3 million
#30 – 5 Seconds of Summer with $8.3 million

For the full list of the top 40 highest-earning musicians of 2015, be sure to check out Billboard

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