The global pandemic rocked the music world like never before. As touring came to a screeching halt and streaming numbers soared, the results surely shuffled the incomes of many musicians and their crews as they navigated an obstacle they’d never experienced before.
As a result of the shake-up, the highest paid musicians of the year may not be who you expected (minus Taylor Swift, who continues to hold the #1 spot). With many Country and Rock artists plummeting in the ranks due to lack of touring, many Hip Hop artists sky-rocketed as a result of a streaming-focused year.
Check out the top top ten highest-paid musicians and the money they raked in, according to Billboard, below.