Taylor Swift Leads Music’s Top Earners, Billboard Says

Taylor Swift has earned more than $35 million in 2011, more than any other musician, according to a new list published in Billboard magazine. The publication focused on U.S. income streams, including touring, sales and songwriting royalties. However, the tallies did not include revenue from sponsorships, merchandise or licensing for TV and film. Swift’s estimated $35,719,902 put her just ahead of U2′s $32,116,315. Kenny Chesney ranked third with $29,837,103, while Jason Aldean placed ninth with $13,409,011.