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Taylor Swift tops Billboard's list of Money Makers 2012, U2, Bon Jovi, Adele among top 10

By using proprietary data from the Boxscore archives for the US concert grosses, the Billboard editors have formulated the top for Money Makers 2012, and appears that country cutie Taylor Swift, recently launched in the movie business, have topped the list winning after her final leg of Fearless tour $35,719,902. Due to their touring income, and not music sales, amongst the top six are included veteran road runners such as U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as Pop Queen Lady Gaga.


Meanwhile, British singer Adele managed to occupy the tenth position thanks to her breathtaking sales of her sophomore album 21 and despite she was forced to cancel about 10 sold-out US dates due to her vocal illness. She scooped a total grosses of $13,081,909, while Jason Aldean placed ninth with earnings of $13,409,011. Rapper Lil Wayne marked a successful comeback year with the launch of his ninth studio album Carter IV, but also grosses added to his fortune as founder of Young Money Entertainment. He placed fifth with total earnings of $23,178,722. Here's the complete list of Billboard's Money Makers 2012:


40. Linkin Park - $5,190,655

39. Kanye West - $5,363,661

38. Motley Crue - $5,376,272

37. Steely Dan - $5,389,509

36. New Kids On The Block - $5,519,805

35. Justin Bieber - $5,523,459

34. Sugarland - $5,632,406

33. Backstreet Boys - $5,712,050

32. Rush - $5,819,304

31. Foo Fighters - $6,013,257

30. Usher - $6,292,586

29. Rod Stewart - $6,388,756

28. Zac Brown Band - $6,481,564

27. Keith Urban - $6,579,695

26. Lady Antebellum - $6,676,450

25. Paul McCartney - $6,726,519

24. The Beatles - $6,743,863

23. Enrique Inglesias - $7,448,670

22. Rihanna - $7,660,833

21. Brad Paisley - $8,602,374

20. Michael Buble - $9,027,177

19. Tim McGraw - $9,335,258

18. Rascal Flatts - $9,639,270

17. Bob Seger & Teh Silver Bullet Band - $10,017,031

16. Britney Spears - $10,090,973

15. Toby Keith - $10,413,127

14. Katy Perry - $11,969,426

13. Elton John - $11,973,990

12. Journey - $12,313,822

11. Glee Cast - $12,587,771


 
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