Highest Paid Musicians 2017 in the World:
This year Forbes Magazine listed the top 25 highest paid musician 2017 in the world. Among them U2, Bon Jovi, Elton John and Lady Gaga lead the list of top 10 highest paid musicians 2017.
Here are the top 10 list of highest paid musicians 2017 in the world
The Irish rock band from Dublin which was formed in 1976 with the group of four members is first in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with income of 195 million dollar. The group consist of four members namely Bono (the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist), the Edge (lead guitarist,keyboardist and back vocalist), Adam Clayton (Bass guitarist) and Larry Mullen Jr. (drummer and percussionist).
2. Bon Jovi
An American rock band Bon Jovi from Sayreville, New Jersey which was formed in 1883 is second in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with income of 145 million dollar.The band consist of five members namely Jon Bon jovi (lead vocalist and namesake), David Bryan (pianist and keyboardist) ,Tico Torres (drummer), Phil X (lead guitarist), Hugh McDonald (bassist).
3. Elton John
An English singer, pianist and composer Elton John is third in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with 100 million dollar income. Sir Elton has sold 300 million records worldwide over the 50 years which makes his one of the best music selling artist in the world.
4. Lady Gaga
An America lady singer, song writer and actress Lady Gaga is fourth in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with 90 million dollar income. Having sold 27 million albums and 146 singles as of January 2016, Lady Gaga becomes the best selling musicians of all time. She won three Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards and broke several Guinness world record with her achievement.
A Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer Michael Buble, who was recognized as an Italian citizen is fifth in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with the income of 70 million dollar. His album ‘Call Me Irresponsible’ reached number one on the Canadian Albums chart, the UK Albums chart, the US Billboard 200, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and many other European charts in 2007.
An English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Sir James Paul McCartney is sixth in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with 67 million dollar income. He was the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles which was widely considered as the top popular and influential group in the history of pop music.
An American group , Black Eyed Peas is seventh in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with 61 million dollar income. This group consists of four members namely will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie. At starting of their music career, they perform an alternative hip hop performance and slowly they changed their performance to pop and dance pop music.
8. The Eagles
An American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 is eighth in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with 60 million dollar income. This band was one of the most successful musical arts of 1970s which consist of five members namely Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. The Eagles band won six Grammy Awards, five American Music Award and six number one albums.
An Canadian singer and songwriter, Justin Bieber is ninth in the list of highest paid musicians 2017 listed by Forbes Magazine with 53 million dollar income. At age 17, Justin Bieber is youngest in the list raking in cash from an international tour, new album, biopic Never Say Never and even a perfume line.
An American rock band, also known by the initialism DMB, Dave Matthews Band is tenth in the list of highest paid musicians listed by Forbes Magazine with 51 million dollar income. This band consist of five members namely, guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer and backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRooi Moore. Boyd Tinsley joined the band as violinist after the band was formed.