The 12 highest-paid musicians of 2016, according to Billboard

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Beyoncé was far and away the highest-earning music artist of 2016, according to Billboard’s annual “Money Makers” list.

Billboard’s ranking combines artists’ US sales, streaming, publishing, and touring revenues for a composite look at who’s dominating the music industry each year.

Easily topping the outlet’s chart for this year’s 50 most successful artists, Knowles beat out her second-place competition (Guns N’ Roses, shockingly) by nearly $US20 million.

Check out the top 13 highest-paid music artists of 2016 below and read the entire list here:

12. Rihanna — $US22.3 million

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11. Billy Joel -- $US23.6 million

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10. Kenny Chesney -- $US25.4 million


9. Kanye West — $US26.1 million

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8. Luke Bryan -- $US27.3 million


7. Justin Bieber -- $US30.5 million

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6. Coldplay -- $US32.3 million

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5. Adele -- $US37 million

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4. Drake -- $US37.3 million

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3. Bruce Springsteen -- $US42.2 million


2. Guns N' Roses -- $US42.3 million

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1. Beyoncé -- $US62.1 million


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