Post Malone, Drake, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and Lil Baby all made the Top 10.
Billboard has officially released its list of the highest-paid music artists in 2020, which shows how hip-hop has dominated as a genre in the last year. Some of the names on the list are expected, and others will come as a surprise.
For starters, Taylor Swift reportedly earned $23.8 million in 2020, splitting funds evenly from sales and streaming and also making $3 million from publishing. Post Malone was the second-highest earner, making over $8 million from streaming, $700K from sales, and over $12 million from touring. Céline Dion earned the third spot, making much of her fortune from touring.
Billie Eilish also made the list with $14.7 million in fifth place, and Drake slid behind her with $12.2 million.
Perhaps most surprisingly, YoungBoy Never Broke Again made his debut on the list, cranking in $11.9 million last year with much of that coming from streaming. He was placed right after The Beatles. With $11.7 million, Lil Baby came in at No. 10. Narrowly missing the Top 10 were The Weeknd, Eminem, Lil Uzi Vert, DaBaby, Bad Bunny, Future, and more.