Which Star Topped Billboard's Highest Paid Music Makers of 2015?

Which Star Topped <em>Billboard</em>'s Highest Paid Music Makers of 2015?
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Taylor Swift, Adele and more music stars raked in big bucks last year, but which artist took home the most dough? The chart-topping Swift, according to Billboard's list of music's highest-paid musicians of 2015. The mag reported that the "Bad Blood" crooner, 26, brought in most of her $73.5 million from touring, with her 1989 World Tour generating $61.7 million for her bank account. The pop star's top spot shouldn't come as much of a surprise though, considering she was such a dominating force last year that she also topped Parade Magazine's highest paid celebrities list last month.

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As for the other music stars that followed Swift's reign, Kenny Chesney came in second with $39.8 million, while The Rolling Stones landed in third with $39.6 million and Billy Joel came in fourth with $31.7 million. Although One Direction lost Zayn Malik last year, the boy band still brought in $24.2 million and nabbed the fifth spot.

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Adele and Maroon 5 rounded up the top ten, with the "Hello" singer bringing in $20.5 million from record sales and landing in the ninth spot. She was the only artist on the list who didn't tour and still managed to be the top-selling artist in the rankings. Meanwhile, Maroon 5 took home $19.2 million in revenue, with $13 million of it coming from last year's Maroon V Tour.


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