Forbes Highest Paid Musicians of 2013
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Forbes have put together a comprehensive list of the 27 highest earning musicians in 2013, with Madonna claiming the top spot for netting $125 million over the past year. Apparently the bulk of her earnings came from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million, as well as her Material Girl clothing line, Truth or Dare fragrance, and other merchandise. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga is up there as well, taking second place with an income of $80 million - most of which came from her latest tour and the release of her ARTPOP album. Take a look at the full list below and head over to Forbes for further details about each artist/band.

1. Madonna - $125 million
2. Lady Gaga - $80 million
3. Bon Jovi - $79 million
4. Toby Keith - $65 million
5. Coldplay - $64 million
6. Bruce Springsteen - $62 million
7. Justin Bieber - $58 million
8. Taylor Swift - $55 million
9. Elton John - $54 million
10. Beyonce - $53 million (tie)
10. Kenny Chesney - $53 million (tie)
12. Diddy - $50 million
13. Paul McCartney - $47 million
14. Calvin Harris - $46 million
15. Jennifer Lopez - $45 million
16. Roger Waters - $44 million
17. Muse - $43 million (tie)
17. Rihanna - $43 million (tie)
19. Jay Z - $42 million (tie)
19. One Direction - $42 million (tie)
21. Dr. Dre - $40 million (tie)
21. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - $40 million (tie)
23. Rolling Stones - $39 million (tie)
23. Katy Perry - $39 million (tie)
25. Tim McGraw - $33 million
26. Pink - $32 million (tie)
26. TiŽsto - $32 million (tie)

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Source: Forbes