Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TOP FIVE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIANS

Today, will share you another top five entry taken from the latest and official list of Forbes.
Here's
TOP FIVE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIANS

TOP 5 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"MICHAEL BUBLE"

($70 million)
He has won several awards, including two Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. He found worldwide commercial success with his 2005 album It's Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible was an even bigger success, reaching number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and the European charts. BublĂ© has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.This Canadian crooner rode a lucrative concert tour, heavy radio play and strong album sales all the way to a spot among music’s top five earners.

TOP 4 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"LADY GAGA"

($90 million)

Obviously the youngest among the list (JB made it to top 10 too). Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face"Inspired by glam rock artists like David Bowie, Elton John and Queen, as well as pop singers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, Gaga is well-recognized for her outré sense of style in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards, among twelve nominations; two Guinness World Records; and the estimated sale of 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. Gaga has been included in Time magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world as well as being listed in a number of Forbes' annual lists. The singer grossed $170 million on 137 shows in 22 countries over the past 12 months. Gaga also rakes in additional cash for heavy radio play, recorded music sales and endorsement deals from Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Monster Cable, Viva Glam and others.

TOP 3 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"ELTON JOHN"

($100 million)
In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Sir Elton 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.

TOP 2 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"BON JOVI"

($125 million)
The band became known for writing several rock anthems and achieved widespread recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, released in 1986. Throughout their career, the band have released eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, and have sold 130 million records worldwide. They have performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, and were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004. The band grossed $200 million playing 74 shows over the past 12 months and released a greatest hits album.

THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"U2"

($195 million)
Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have maintained a recognisable sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge's textural guitar playing and Bono's expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns. U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the best-selling groups in popular music, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band. In 2005, U2 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". By the time U2's two-year trek ends this summer, the band will have sold $700 million worth of tickets over two years and played to more than 7 million people.
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