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Billboard's "Moneymakers" of 2008 - Music artists who raked in the "Green"

Category: , By Manu
Touring is where the money is if you happen to be a recording artist, and here’s further proof. This is Billboard’s list of the biggest music money-makers of last year, and most of the revenue was generated by touring alone. Even if album sales are more and more at an all-time low, some of these artists are making more money than they ever have.

It’s not so strange that the album Madonna released last year, Hard Candy, barely saw the light of day from its lowly position on the sales charts – but it is in sharp contrast to the success her tour saw in 2008. Just look at the list- Jonathan Brothers made more than Lil Wayne?? Kenny Chesney made more than double Kanye?? Celine Dion?? Police?? and to top it all of -"MILEY CYRUS" What is the world coming to? :D Anyways here is the Billboard’s “Moneymakers” list of the musicians who took the biggest paycheck 2008. Thanks to Pretty Much Amazing

1. Madonna: $242,176,466
2. Bon Jovi: $157,177,766
3. Bruce Springsteen: $156,327,964
4. The Police: $109,976,894
5. Celine Dion: $99,171,237
6. Kenny Chesney: $90,823,990
7. Neil Diamond: $82,174,000
8. Rascall Flatts: $63,522,160
9. Jonas Brothers: $62,638,814
10. Coldplay: $62,175,555
11. The Eagles: $61,132,213
12. Lil Wayne: $57,441,334
13. AC/DC: $56,505,296
14. Michael Buble: $50,257,364
15. Miley Cyrus: $48,920,806
16. Taylor Swift: $45,588,730
17. Journey: $44,787,328
18. Billy Joel: $44,581,010
19. Mary J. Blige: $43,472,850
20. Kanye West: $42,552,402

P.S- I've been busy collecting and catching up with the Rock/ Hip Hop collabs that are any good. Will soon put up a list on that. Till then ciao.

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