There are a lot of artists earning a lot of money in the globe right now, but for the sake of emphasis, we’ll narrow the list down to the top 10 most paid musicians in the world in 2021. It’s vital to note that the figures on this list are based on earnings and do not include tax, money collected by the artist’s management, team, record labels, or other necessary deductions.
1. KANYE WEST
Kanye West is the richest person on the list, with a net worth of $170 million. Born Kanye Omari West is a rapper, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and politician from the United States. Kanye West is a rapper who is well-known for his He began his career as a music producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the year 2000, producing songs for Jay Z and other prominent artists of the time, such as Ludacris, Camron, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson.
2. JOHN ELTON
A total of $81 million was earned. Reginald Kenneth Dwight is his real name. Sir Elton John is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and actor who is best known for his work in the pop rock genre. He is regarded as one of the finest English-born musicians of all time, having received two of the Royal Family’s highest accolades for his outstanding contribution to music (Order Of The Companions Of Honour CH and The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire Chivalry Of The British Empire CBE).
3. GRANDE ARIANA
A total of $72 million was earned. Born Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer and actress who began her career at the age of 15 as an actress in the American Broadway musical ’13,’ after which she went on to star in the Nickelodeon television series VICTORIOUS in 2010 and SAM and CAT in 2013. ‘YOURS TRULY,’ her first studio album, was published in 2013 by Republic Records, who had signed her after seeing her ability in 2011. The album went on to top the Billboard 200 Chart, with the lead track ‘THE WAY’ reaching the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. She has since gone on to release five more studio albums (MY EVERYTHING released in 2014, DANGEROUS WOMAN 2016, SWEETENER 2018, THANK YOU, NEXT 2019, and POSITIONS 2020).
Earnings totaled $68.5 million. Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas are three brothers that form the Jonas Brothers, an American pop music band. The brothers founded the band in 2005, but it was not until 2008 that they gained mainstream recognition when they performed in the Walt Disney Channel Original Movies ‘Camp Rock’ and ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.’ They went on to star in a two-season television series for the channel called JONAS, which was eventually renamed JONAS L.A, in which they played themselves.
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS
Earnings totaled $68 million. Alexander Alex Pall and Andrew Drew Taggart, also known as The Chainsmokers, are an American DJ and Electronic Dance Music Pop combo. They began commercially remixing songs by Indie artists in 2012. Their first official single, ‘SELFIE,’ was released in 2014 and marked their mainstream debut. The song charted in the Top 20 in the United States and other countries. Since then, they’ve released two EPs (BOUQUET 2015 and COLLEGE 2016) as well as three full albums ( MEMORIES DO NOT OPEN 2017, SICK BOY 2018, and WORLD WAR JOY 2019 ).
6. SHEERAN, ED
Earnings totaled $64 million. Edward Christopher Sheeran, better known by his stage name Ed Sheeran, is one of the most successful British musicians of all time. Despite the fact that he began making music in 2004, he shot to fame in 2011 when he released his first body of work, an EP titled NO 5 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT. His EP landed him a deal with Asylum Records. In the same year, he released his debut album PLUS (+), which debuted at number one in the UK album charts. Since then, he has released three more studio albums (MULTIPLY 2014, DIVIDE 2017, and NO 6 COLLABORATION PROJECTS 2019). He has twice been listed on the list of Best-Selling Albums in the World (MULTIPLY 2015 as 2nd Best-Selling Album Worldwide, DIVIDE 2017 as Best-Selling Album Worldwide).
7. SWIFT, TAYLOR
Earnings totaled $63.5 million. Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who goes by the stage name Taylor Swift. Started her music career in 2004, released her debut album ‘Taylor Swift’ in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2008 that she broke through to the mainstream with her second album ‘Fearless,’ which featured the smash singles ‘Love Story’ and ‘You Belong With Me.’ The Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album a Diamond certification ( RIAA ). SPEAK NOW was released in 2010, RED was released in 2012, 1989 was released in 2014, REPUTATION was released in 2017, LOVER was released in 2019, and the double album FOLKLORE and EVERMORE was released in 2020, bringing her total career albums to nine.
8. MALONE POST
A total of $60 million was earned. Austin Richard Post, better known by his stage name Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He rose to prominence in 2015 when he released his debut single, “White Iverson,” which landed him a record deal with Republic Records, which he still holds. He rose to prominence in 2016 when he released his debut album, ‘Stoney,’ which included the smash song ‘Congratulations,’ which has spent the most weeks on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts, with a total of 77 weeks. The song was later certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
9. THE ROLLING STONES
The Stones have made a total of $59 million. The Rolling Stones are an English rock band best known for their legendary contributions to the rock music genre as the founders of the Hard Rock subgenre. Mick Jagger, multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts, and bassist Bill Wyman were the band’s founding members until 1969, when Brian Jones died of a drug overdose and was replaced by Mick Taylor, a guitarist who later left the band in 1974 and was replaced by Ronnie Wood. Bill Wynam quit the band in 1993 but was never replaced because Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Keith Ricgards, and Mick Jagger were the only four members left.
MARSHMELLO had a total revenue of $56 million. Marshmello’s characteristic mask is a white circular mask that looks like a Marshmello. Christopher Cornstock, better known by his stage name, is an American DJ and electronic music producer who has a slew of multi-platinum hits to his name. In 2015, he rose to prominence after producing remixes of famous songs. He launched his debut studio album, JOYTIME, in January 2016, and has since followed up with JOYTIME 2 (2018), JOYTIME 3 (2019), as well as various mixtapes and singles. He was named number two on Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest Paid DJs in 2019, earning a total of $40 million.