Checkout Full List Of Forbes Top-Earning Musicians For 2017

Diddy is the top-earning musician on the planet, pulling in a career-best $130 million pretax this year. His total got a boost from his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his Ciroc vodka deal and the sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million.

Diddy is followed not too closely by Beyonce at $130 million and Drake at the tails with 94 million.

List of top 20 earners below:

  1. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($130 million)
  2. Beyonce ($105 million)
    3. Drake ($94 million)
    4. Jay Z ($42 million)
    5. Dr. Dre ($34.5 million)
    6. Chance the Rapper ($33 million)
    7. Kendrick Lamar ($30 million)
    8. Wiz Khalifa ($28 million)
    9. Pitbull ($27 million)
    10. DJ Khaled ($24 million)
    11. Future ($23 million)
    12. Kanye West ($22 million)
    13. Birdman ($20 million)
    14. J. Cole ($19 million)
    15. Swizz Beatz ($14 million)
    16. Snoop Dogg ($16.5 million)
    17. Nicki Minaj ($16 million)
    18. Lil Wayne ($15.5 million)
    19. Rick Ross ($11.5 million, tie)
    19. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($11.5 million, tie)
    20. Lil Yachty ($11 million)

 

Beyonce Is 2017 Highest Paid Woman In Music – Forbes

Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday.

The Pop Diva edged out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift.

The R&B singer earned some 105 million dollars from record sales and from her “Formation” concert tour, according to Forbes.

She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests.

Adele, whose “25” album broke first-week U.S. sales records in 2015 and who completed her first major tour since 2011, made second place with an estimated 69 million dollars, despite having no major endorsements for other products.

Swift, who topped the last year’s list with 170 million dollars in estimated earnings, raked in 44 million dollars this time despite having finished her “1989” world tour.

The singer is expected to see her earnings rise significantly in the next 12 months courtesy of her new album “Reputation” – the best-selling album of 2017 – and an upcoming tour.

Canadian superstar Celine Dion took the No.4 spot, earning some 42 million dollars after taking a break from her Las Vegas residency following the death of her husband Rene Angelil in January 2016.

Forbes compiled the list after estimating pre-tax income for the 12 months from June 2016 to 2017, based on interviews with managers, agents, lawyers and some of the stars.

It also looked at data from the Pollstar, the Recording Industry Association of America and tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan.

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice To Freedom For Girls Campaign

Superstar Beyonce’s hit song ‘Freedom’ has been given a new lease of life, after being featured in a Global Goals campaign documentary demanding freedom for girls,

The film, called #FreedomForGirls, has been released to mark this year’s International Day of The Girl and spotlights some of the troubling issues confronting girls all over the world, including child marriage, access to education and trafficking.

Backed by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the film features new commitments to support women’s movements around the world.

“I believe that empowered girls transform societies. Their future is filled with possibility, but continued progress is not inevitable,” said Melinda Gates in a statement.

“Millions of girls still face barriers to their health, education and prosperity, just because they are female. But I’m hopeful because I’ve met so many girls who are already fighting for change in their communities. They know that an equal world is a greater world, for everyone, and this film reflects their spirit and determination.”

They know that an equal world is a greater world, for everyone, and this film reflects their spirit and determination.”

This year, The Day of the Girl is marked by a state of emergency

The #FreedomForGirls film follows the 2016 Global Goals film #WhatIReallyReallyWant.

“Last year’s film, which focused on women, was joyful, playful and optimistic. The global political landscape has changed dramatically in the last year — a warm celebration of female solidarity is no longer enough,” said MJ Delaney, the film’s director.

“This year’s film is defiant and demands change, with much younger girls giving a voice to a whole generation of little girls for whom it’s imperative that the Global Goals are met by 2030. Last year we marked the twentieth anniversary of Girl Power. This year we’re celebrating a new and different generation of powerful girls, using the protest anthem of the moment, Beyoncé’s Freedom – because what we need now is action.”

This year we’re celebrating a new and different generation of powerful girls, using the protest anthem of the moment, Beyoncé’s Freedom – because what we need now is action.”

In 2015 world leaders agreed on The Global Goals, which included a commitment to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.

 

Source: CNN

Queen B Flaunts Ring With Her Children’s Initials

One of the biggest music sensations in the world Beyonce, recently wore a ring that had the initials of her three kids; Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir.

The singer shared photos of herself hanging out with her husband and she also shared one of her hand. On the ring finger was a ring that had B, R and S carved on it.

Check out Photos below

 

Beyonce Makes A Surprise FaceTime Call To A Fan With Stage Four Cancer

Beyonce has helped fulfil a fan’s wish, which was to meet her, by FaceTiming with her!

The entertainer Face Timed with high school student Ebony Banks who has stage four cancer.

The Houston-based teen has spent the majority of her senior year at the MD Anderson Cancer Cetner fighting a rare form of cancer. Earlier this month, the school district held a special graduation ceremony for Ebony at the hospital.

As a graduation gift, Ebony‘s friends created the “#EBOBMEETSMEYONCE” hashtag on social media to help Ebony meet her idol Beyonce.

During the call, Ebony told Beyonce that she loves her, and Queen Bey responded back with, “I love you.”

Watch the video below!

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Expecting Twins

35-year-old singer, Beyonce, announced Wednesday on Instagram that she’s pregnant and expecting twin children with the 47-year-old rapper.

“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” Beyoncé captioned a photo of her baby bump.

“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes,” she added.

Beyoncé and Jay Z married in 2008, and are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

Beyonce’s last album She was nominated for nine awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Shawn Corey Carter, the father is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.

Jay Z co-owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear.

He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation.

He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.

As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13.