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These Are the Top 10 Highest Earning Musicians of 2015

Surprisingly, Beyoncé isn't on the list.

Swifties, rejoice! Thanks to last year's wildly successful 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift has officially come out on top as the top-earning musician of 2015.

To give some background, every year, Billboard​ releases a list of the top 40 (get it?) money-makers in music — and from living legends to unexpected newcomers, for the most part, every artist gets most of their cash flow from going on tour. This year, T-Swift totally crushed the competition​, and ended up bringing in almost $35 million (2,00,00,00,000 INR approx.) more than the next top earner. With the exception of Adele's crazy album sales, which earned her the #9 spot, the rest of the top artists also had world tours to thank for their revenue.

As proof, here are the top ten highest-paid musical artists of 2015 — and check out ​Billboard​'s list for the rest of the 40 right here.

1. Taylor Swift: $73.5 Million(4,00,00,00,000 INR approx.) in Total Revenue

2. Kenny Chesney: $39.8 Million (200 million INR approx.) in Total Revenue​​

3. The Rolling Stones: $39.6 Million (200 million INR approx.)  in Total Revenue

4. Billy Joel: $31.7 Million (210 million INR approx.) in Total Revenue

5. One Direction: $24.2 Million (160 million INR approx.) in Total Revenue

6. Grateful Dead & Company: $23.8 Million (150 million INR approx.)  in Total Revenue

7. Luke Bryan: $23.1 Million (150 million INR approx.)  in Total Revenue

8. U2: $21.8 Million (140 million INR approx.) in Total Revenue

9. Adele: $20.5 Million (130 million INR approx.) in Total Revenue

10. Maroon 5: $19.2 Million (120 million INR approx.) in Total Revenue

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