Billboard Magazine has released their annual list of top earning musicians for the last 12 months, and I don't think anyone is going to be surprised at who's at the top of the heap.Taylor Swift, duh. But we are happy to see that country music is well represented as well, with Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan both in the top 10. Check out the Top 20 below, and thanks for buying all those t shirts, digital downloads, and concert tickets, ya'll!

 

  1. Taylor Swift - $73.5 Million
  2. Kenny Chesney - $39.8 Million
  3. The Rolling Stones - $39.6 Million
  4. Billy Joel - $31.7 Million
  5. One Direction - $24.2 Million
  6. Grateful Dead and Company - $23.8 Million
  7. Luke Bryan - $23.1 Million
  8. U2 - $21.8 Million
  9. Adele - $20.5 Million
  10. Maroon 5 - $19.2 million
  11. Jason Aldean - $18.9 Million
  12. Shania Twain - $14.4 Million
  13. Dave Matthews Band - $14.1 million
  14. Madonna - $12.7 Million
  15. Elton John - $12.4 Million
  16. Rush - $12 Million
  17. Ed Sheeran - $11.6 Million
  18. Juan Gabriel - $11.6 Million
  19. Florida Georgia Line - $11.5 Million
  20. Fleetwood Mac - $11.3 Million