Billboard has released their top earning musicians for 2013 and the numbers may sicken you. Taylor Swift came in at number 1 earning nearly $40 million last year. Also in the top 10 were Justin Timberlake ($31 million) and Beyonce ($24 million). Jay Z came in at number 16 with $15 million and Rihanna rounded out the top 20 with $13 million. Last on the list at number 40 was Carrie Underwood who is definitely not losing with $8 million in the bank. According to Billboard
Artists are ranked by U.S. earnings, calculated from touring, recorded- music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from digital music and video streaming.”
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