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Queen, Metallica, Tool among highest paid musicians of 2020 says Billboard

Posted by on July 23, 2021

 

Queen tops the list of highest paid hard rock and heavy metal acts of 2020 according to Billboard’s highest-paid musicians of 2020 list. Reaching the no. 7 spot on the list of highest paid musicians overall, Queen tops the hard rock and heavy metal category with $13.2 million in earnings for 2020. Reaching no. 13 on the list is AC/DC who grabs the 2nd spot for hard rock or heavy metal act in earnings with a total of $10.1 million. Metallica is next earning $9 million, followed by Pink Floyd ($8.8 million), Tool ($6.17 million), KISS ($6 million) The Rolling Stones ($5.69 million) and Aerosmith ($5.35 million).

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Billboard’s U.S. Money Makers: The Top Paid Musicians Of 2020

No. 7: Queen ($13.2 million)
Streaming: $5.5M
Sales: $5.3M
Publishing: $2.4M

Touring: $0

No. 13 AC/DC ($10.1 million)
Streaming: $4.3M
Sales: $4M
Publishing: $1.8M
Touring: $0

No. 18 Metallica ($9 million)
Streaming: $3.9M
Sales: $3.7M
Publishing: $1.4M
Touring: $0

No. 20 Pink Floyd ($8.8 million)
Streaming: $3.2M
Sales: $4.3M
Publishing: $1.3M
Touring: $0

No. 32 Tool ($6.17 million)
Streaming: $823.4K
Sales: $557K
Publishing: $611K
Touring: $4.2M

No. 33 KISS ($6 million)
Streaming: $431K
Sales: $348K
Publishing: $194.5K
Touring: $5M

No. 34 The Rolling Stones ($5.69 million)
Streaming: $2.97M
Sales: $1.8M
Publishing: $1.17M
Touring: $0

No. 40 Aerosmith ($5.35 million)
Streaming: $1.33M
Sales: $564K
Publishing: $840K
Touring: $2.7M

 

All figures are a combination of sales, streaming, publishing, and touring.

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