Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney in Top 10 of Billboard‘s “Top Money Makers”

Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks Also Make Just-Released List for 2016

Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney have landed in the Top 10 of Billboard‘s “Top Money Makers of 2016.” The list of highest-paid musical acts of all genres was released Thursday (July 13).

Beyoncé topped the report with revenues of $62.1 million — $20 million more than the No. 2 act, Guns N’ Roses. Of that total, the bulk of Beyoncé’s money came from touring ($54.7 million) followed by music sales ($4.3 million), streaming ($1.9 million) and publishing ($1.3 million).

She and Guns N’ Roses were followed by Bruce Springsteen, Drake, Adele, Coldplay and Justin Bieber.

Bryan landed at No. 8 with a total of $27.3 million encompassing touring ($23.3 million), streaming ($2.1 million), sales ($1.4 million) and publishing ($594,700).

With Kanye West at No. 9, Chensey is at No. 10 with a total of $25.4 million, including touring ($23.5 million), sales ($1.1 million), streaming ($443,800) and publishing ($335,600).

With all of the country acts generating their greatest income through touring, the Billboard list also includes:

14. Carrie Underwood ($19.9 million)
18. Garth Brooks ($16 million)
22. Dixie Chicks ($14.8 million)
23. Florida Georgia Line ($14.6 million)
25. Jason Aldean ($14.3 million)
28. Zac Brown Band ($12.8 million)
35. Keith Urban ($11.4 million)
41. Blake Shelton ($9.8 million)
45. Jimmy Buffett ($9.1 million)