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The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

The year 2015 is coming to an end, so naturally, conversations about this year’s biggest and baddest have commenced.

Forbes put out its “Highest Paid Musicians” list and there’s almost no flavor in its top ten (Spike Lee voice). Thanks to the earnings from her Prismatic World Tour – $2 million per city – Katy Perry nabbed the number one spot, raking in $135 million this year alone.

One Direction, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, and The Eagles follow closely behind, snagging spots 2-5, respectively. Diddy came in at number 8 ($60 million), Jay Z at number 13 ($56 million), and Beyonce at number 14 ($54.5 million).

Drake was also on the list, coming in at number 23 with $39.5 million in earnings.

1. Katy Perry – $135 million

2. One Direction – $130 million

3. Garth Brooks – $90 million

4. Taylor Swift – $80 million

5. The Eagles – $73.5 million

6. Calvin Harris – $66 million

7. Justin Timberlake – $63.5 million

8. Diddy – $60 million

9. Fleetwood Mac – $59.5 million

10. Lady Gaga – $59 million

11. The Rolling Stones  – $57.5 million

12. Ed Sheeran – $57 million

13. Jay Z – $56 million

14. Beyoncé – $54.5 million

15. Elton John – $53.5 million

16. Toby Keith – $53 million

17. Paul McCartney – $51.5 million

18. Michael Buble – $45.5 million

19. Jason Aldean – $43.5 million

20. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million

21. Kenny Chesney – $42 million

22. Bruno Mars – $40 million

23. Drake – $39.5 million

24. Foo Fighters  – $38 million

25. Tim McGraw – $38 million

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SOURCE: Forbes | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram, Getty

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