Music is an art which is conveyed through silence or sound to the listener. There is little difference between music and noise; that differs according to the culture, tradition and taste of society. Since the last few years music is not just an art but also a famous profession. People who compose music or sing songs for money are professional singers.
“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” (Arthur O’Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O’Shaughnessy).
Music industry is a full fledge industry now a days and many people choose this field as a profession. Michael Rapino, the CEO of Live Nation stated that artists earn 90% of money on the road. But not everyone earn a great amount from this industry but some people in this profession earn a lot and stand among the richest. So, here I have made the top 10 highest paid musicians of 2013:
10. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is one of the talented Canadian singers introduced in 2008. He is the first singer ever who has introduced five paramount albums in the young age of 19. He is not only a singer but also a pop-musician, an actor and a song writer as well. Justin was nominated in many awards and wined two American talent awards in his short period of struggle. Justin earned a huge amount of $10 through his album “Believe”. He sold more than $2.9 million in his physical albums and $1.8 million in digital tracks and has earned $15.9 million in 2013.
Coldplay was introduced in 1996 as a British rock band. After the release of their 5th album Mylo Xyloto in the end of 2011, was the U.K’s best-selling album and topped the charts over in 34 countries that brought them the profit of $17.3 million. This band has profited with $17.3 million in the year 2013. The group has won 8 Brit awards, 7 Grammy awards, 5 MTV video music awards, called as Best British group for 3 times and nominated for many times. This group has sold almost 60 million records till now.
8. Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean (Jason Aldine Williams) is a stunning American singer, started his career as a single in 2005. He has introduced his five albums and sixteen singles. His three albums are platinum certified. Of his single songs, nine have reached at the top ranking of “Hot Country Songs” chart. He won 19 different awards and was nominated in 50 awards. He has profited $17.6 million in the present year till now. His Night Train was the best-selling album of the last year with the sold of one million copies.
7. Tim McGraw
No doubt Tim McGraw is an American superstar, multi-talented individual who not only sings, writes songs but also performs well as an actor. With more than 40 million sale of his album, he is the third best-selling country singer. He has released his 20 albums and won fifty-one awards as a stunning singer since 1994. He has done great performance in the present year as well and earned $18.3 million.
6. Dave Matthew’s Band
Dave Mathew’s band, an American band, started working professionally in 1991, is the compatible band also in 2013. The band has interjected eight studio albums, eighteen live albums and one compilation album. The band has done many long summer tours and has sold 30 million records worldwide. The band has taken the position of number one in the Billboard charts. This band has won 6 awards in different shows. This band has gained $18.9 million in this year.
5. Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney (Kenneth Arnold Chesney) ranks at number five due to his unique revolutionary voice, who has recorded 15 albums and 30 singles and according to Billboard Hot Country Songs, 22 out of 30 single songs are listed at the top of the chart and 14 albums are certified gold. He has also produced a super-hit film. He has done 13 top packages till 2013. He has been awarded by many notable music awards and has gained the profit of $19.1 million in 2013.
4. Van Halen
Success never dies, this perfectly suits Van Halen’s band that was introduced in 70’s, including 4 group members and still earning a lot. The band was dispersed land and reunited again to give a big hit last year. It is one of the five American bands whose two albums sold 10 million copies. This group have released their 12th album last year, followed by successful tours make them to gain $20 million.
3. Roger waters
Roger waters whose birth name is George Roger is an English musician. You probably know him as a member of Pink Floyd and in 1968 became its conceptual leader and lyricist. The group sold more than 250 million albums including 74.5 million in U.S as of 2013. In the last 12 months Roger has earned $21.1 million. His tour The Wall Life in 2010 was the world fifth highest grossing tour.
2. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen a great musician, singer and song writer used to work with many bands and most notable E Street Band. His most successful album “Born to run” shows his struggle he done to be a musician. He has sold over 120 million albums worldwide and 65 in United State. He is known as the 23rd greatest artist of all time, 96th expert guitarist of all time and 36th awesome singer of all time. He won 20 Grammy awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award. In 2013 American Academy of Arts and Science selected him. He has released 17 albums and earned $33.4 million in the present year. His release in 2012 became Springsteen’s tenth top album of all time.
Madonna Louise Ciccone, multi-talented lady born in United States to be a singer, actor, lyricist, author, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She is always known for her changing looks and music. She is always praised by the critics for her distinct musical production and is always successful in attaining the first position in the world earning singers. She has gained so many awards that all of them cannot be written. In 2012, she was gifted with a title of “Greatest Woman in History” and in 2013, it is said that Madonna’s earnings are more than a billion. She has sold over 300 million albums in the world known as the 2nd best female artist in U.S and best-selling female artist, according to the Guinness book of world record. Madonna is one of the “25 most powerful women of the world”. Till now in 2013, she has earned $34.5 million.