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DAMN MUSICIANS MAKE A LOT OF MONEY
Can you name the music acts that earned the most money in 2010?
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The ageless rockers are wrapping up the most lucrative tour in the history of music
Opened New Jersey's New Meadowlands Stadium with three consecutive sold out concerts last May and another one in July
Has sold 250 million records worldwide over the past 30 years and isn't slowing down, grossing $204 million on 102 live shows in the past 12 months.
She has grossed $170 million on 137 shows in 22 countries over the past 12 months.
His lucrative concert tour, heavy radio play and strong album led the way to a spot in music’s top five earners.
He's the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records
The business-friendly 4-some with their super catchy tunes added to their coffers with lucrative endorsement deals with Samsung, Pepsi, Honda, Verizon, Chase and others.
These ageless rockers are 'living it up' especially on the road, where they make the bulk of their money
The youngest on the list, raking in cash from an international tour, new album, a biopic and even a perfume line.
Still touring after the success of 2009’s 2 albums this band grossed over $1 million per night over the course of 68 shows in the past 12 months.
It’s not just music that makes money for this country star, he also profits from an endorsement deal with Ford.
The R&B crooner credited with discovering Justin Bieber had quite a year himself, playing a lucrative concert tour while picking up a pair of Grammy awards.
Country or pop? Either way, she is a moneymaking machine, touring grosses + $750,000 per night.
Her album is one of nine in history to boast four chart-topping singles. No stranger to business, she shills for Proactiv, Adidas and Ubisoft, and has her own perfume line, Purr.
Country star had a banner year, thanks to strong touring backed by sponsorships from Chevy, Skinny Water, and Sea Ray boats.
Some acts seem to have an infinite shelf life on the road, the bulk of the band's annual take comes from 46 dates over the past 12 months.
This rapper out earned his wife for the 1st time thanks to revenue from a world tour, endorsements and a broad portfolio of business interests.
Scotland-born and Australia-bred, This band continued to shake audiences all night long, grossing nearly $60 million on the road.
Music now accounts for less than 20% of earnings thanks to big stakes in his clothing line, record label the marketing firm BLUE FLAME.
The Houston-born diva ranks unusually low on our list because she didn't tour or release an album this year.
A jack of all trades, he made big bucks in 2010 despite his label's decision to delay his new album. A lucrative tour was what got him on this list.
The Britain-based rock group grossed $76 million on 63 shows in the last year and has landed songs on all three Twilight soundtracks.
The country stars grossed $45 million on 61 shows over the past 12 months add that to heavy radio play and endorsements from JC Penny and others.
He has a lot to sing about this year. He grossed nearly $40 million on 24 shows in support of his new album.
Island born songstress grossed $1 million per night in 38 shows over the past 12 months; Strong album sales, digital singles and endorsements with CoverGirl, Secret.
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