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Forbes reveals world’s highest-paid musicians of the decade list

Diddy, Taylor Swift and Dr. Dre all made the cut

Forbes has revealed the highest-earning artists of the decade.

After announcing earlier this year that The Chainsmokers were the World's Highest-Paid DJs For 2018, netting a cool $46 million, Forbes has now shared the 10 highest-earning artists of the last decade, with Lady Gaga coming in at the bottom with earnings of $500 million.

Katy Perry and Paul McCartney also appear in the lower part of the list, with earnings of $530 million and $535 million respectively, alongside Jay-Z and Elton John, who both earnt between $560 and $565 million in the last decade.

American rapper, record producer, and actor Diddy comes in at fifth place, below U2 and Beyoncé, who netted $675 million and $685 million.

Taylor Swift comes in at second place, still $125 million dollars behind Dr. Dre, who tops the list with earnings of $950 million - despite not releasing an album in the last five years.

Read more about the highest-earning artists of the decade via Forbes.

Forbes also published their annual 30 Under 30 list this year. Among the acts featured on the 2019 list in the music category is previous DJ Mag North America cover star, Illenium. The Denver-based DJ and producer was placed in the list by a panel of judges, which included fellow US artists The Chainsmokers and 21 Savage.

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