Who were the Top-earning Music artists of 2012?

As we get closer to 2013,  all in all, the Canadian crooner Justin Bieber earned $53 million in 2012. But when it comes to top Earning a pack of pop stars, rock icons, rap moguls and country crooners, he is a relative pauper. Forbes just dropped their list of Top-earning Musicians of 2012 — plenty of the names on here will be familiar.

All this talk about how musicians aren’t making any money? It’s nonsense! Any surprises on here?

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The hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre’s No. 1 ranking comes one month after he was named Forbes’ hip-hop cash king in September. He raked in $110 million in total earnings from May 2011 to May 2012. Iconic rockers Roger Waters ($88 million) and Elton John ($80 million) followed in second and third place, respectively.

1. Dr. Dre, $110 million
2. Roger Waters, $88 million
3. Elton John, $80 million
4. U2, $78 million
5. Take That, $69 million
6. Bon Jovi, $60 million
7. Britney Spears, $58 million
8. Paul McCartney, $57 million (tie)
8. Taylor Swift, $57 million (tie)
10. Justin Bieber, $55 million (tie)
10. Toby Keith, $55 million (tie)
12. Rihanna, $53 million
13. Lady Gaga, $52 million
14. Foo Fighters, $47 million
15. Diddy, $45 million (tie)
15. Katy Perry, $45 million (tie)
17. Kenny Chesney, $44 million
18. Beyoncé, $40 million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers, $39 million
20. Jay-Z, $38 million
21. Coldplay, $37 million
22. Adele, $35 million (tie)
22. Kanye West, $35 million (tie)
24. Michael Bublé, $34 million
25. Sade, $33 million

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