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Puff Daddy Is the Highest-Paid Musician of 2017

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Forbes has this week unleashed its highest-paid musicians of the year list, which finds Puff Daddy taking home 2017’s top honor upon raking in a cool $130 million USD. The hip-hop mogul finished ahead of Beyoncé and Drake, who rounded out the top three with earnings of $105 million USD and $94 million USD respectively.

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Forbes looked at artists’ paydays from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017, as Puffy’s profits largely came from Sean John and Ciroc, in addition to the celebrated Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.

Following Diddy, Bey and Drizzy are The Weeknd ($92 million USD) and Coldplay ($88 million USD) who come in at numbers four and five, while some more iconic bands in Guns N’ Roses($84 million USD) and Metallica ($66.5 million USD) also join the top ten. Justin Bieber ($83.5 million USD), Bruce Springsteen ($75 million USD) and Adele ($69 million USD) are highlighted within the group as well.

1. Puff Daddy ($130 million)
2. Beyoncé ($105 million)
3. Drake ($94 million)
4. The Weeknd ($92 million)
5. Coldplay ($88 million)
6. Guns N’ Roses ($84 million)
7. Justin Bieber ($83.5 million)
8. Bruce Springsteen ($75 million)
9. Adele ($69 million)
10. Metallica ($66.5 million)


Source: Highsnobiety