Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith among top-earning musicians, says Forbes

Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith are among the top-earning musicians of the last 12 months, according to the financial publication, Forbes. The list ranked musicians’ earnings from June 2009 to June 2010, factoring in album sales, touring, publishing royalties and endorsement deals, among other revenue streams. Chesney ranked ninth with earnings of $50 million. Keith tied for 10th place with Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas with $48 million. U2 topped the list with $130 million. Artists ranked No. 2 through No. 8, respectively, were AC/DC ($114 million), Beyoncé ($87 million), Bruce Springsteen ($70 million), Britney Spears ($64 million), Jay-Z ($63 million), Lady Gaga ($62 million) and Madonna ($58 million).

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