The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians 2012

25. Sade ($33 million)
Sade And John Legend Perform At The MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer/songwriter Sade performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
25. Sade ($33 million)
24. Michael Bublé ($34 million)
The Heart Foundation Gala - Inside
<> at Hollywood Palladium on May 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
24. Michael Bublé ($34 million)
22. Kanye West ($35 million, tie)
Angel Ball 2012
at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2012 in New York City.
22. Kanye West ($35 million, tie)
22. Adele ($35 million, tie)
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(FILES) In this file picture taken on February 21, 2012 British singer-songwriter Adele celebrates with the British Album of the Year award for her album "21" at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London . British Grammy-winning singer Adele will perform the theme song for the upcoming Bond movie "Skyfall", she said in a tweet on October 1, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)
22. Adele ($35 million, tie)
21. Coldplay ($37 million)
Cold Play Live In Sydney
Coldplay perform live for fans at Allianz Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.
21. Coldplay ($37 million)
20. Jay-Z ($38 million)
40/40 Club At Barclays Center Grand Opening
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Jay-Z attends the grand opening of the 40/40 Club at Barclays Center on September 27, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
20. Jay-Z ($38 million)
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)
Singer Anthony Kiedis of the US band Red
Singer Anthony Kiedis of the US band Red Hot Chili Peppers performs on stage on June 30, 2012 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO/THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/GettyImages)
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)
18. Beyoncé ($40 million)
2012 BET Awards - Show
onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
18. Beyoncé ($40 million)
17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys
at Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.
17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
15. Katy Perry ($45 million, tie)
Unicef SnowFlake Ball
attends the Unicef SnowFlake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 27, 2012 in New York City.
15. Katy Perry ($45 million, tie)
15. Diddy ($45 million, tie)
Premiere Of "American Masters Inventing David Geffen" - Arrivals
<> at The Writers Guild Theatre on November 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
15. Diddy ($45 million, tie)
14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)
The Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to end extreme poverty
performs onstage at the Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty - Show at Central Park on September 29, 2012 in New York City.
14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)
13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)
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US pop diva Lady Gaga waves while signing autographs to fans outside the hotel, in Asuncion, on November 26, 2012. Lady Gaga, currently on tour in South America, will offer a show tonight in the Paraguayan capital. AFP PHOTO/NORBERTO DUARTE (Photo credit should read NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)
13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)
12. Rihanna ($53 million)
Rihanna "Unapologetic" Record Release Fan Meet And Greet
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Rihanna arrives for her "Unapologetic" record release fan meet and greet at Best Buy Theater on November 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
12. Rihanna ($53 million)
10. Toby Keith ($55 million, tie)
2012 Country Stampede - Day 3
performs during the 2012 Country Stampede - Day 3 at Tuttle Creek State Park on June 23, 2012 in Manhattan, Kansas. *** Local Caption *** Toby Keith
10. Toby Keith ($55 million, tie)
10. Justin Bieber ($55 million, tie)
Justin Bieber In Concert - New York, NY
<> at the Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2012 in New York, New York.
10. Justin Bieber ($55 million, tie)
8. Taylor Swift ($57 million, tie)
26th Annual ARIA Awards 2012 - Arrivals
arrives at the 26th Annual ARIA Awards 2012 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.
8. Taylor Swift ($57 million, tie)
8. Paul McCartney ($57 million, tie)
FRANCE-BRITAIN-AWARD-CULTURE-MUSIC-MCCARTNEY
Former Beatles' singer Sir Paul McCartney gives a thumb up after being awarded by French president as officer of the "Legion d'Honneur" (Legion of honour), the French hightest award on September 8, 2012 at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. AFP PHOTO / POOL PHILIPPE WOJAZER (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE WOJAZER/AFP/GettyImages)
8. Paul McCartney ($57 million, tie)
7. Britney Spears ($58 million)
Fox's "The X-Factor" Finalists Party - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Recording artist Britney Spears attends Fox's "The X-Factor" Finalists Party at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills on November 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Britney Spears
7. Britney Spears ($58 million)
6. Bon Jovi ($60 million)
"BON JOVI Inside Out" Press Conference
<> "BON JOVI Inside Out" Press Conference at AMC Empire 25 theater on November 27, 2012 in New York City.
6. Bon Jovi ($60 million)
5. Take That ($69 million)
British band Take That perform at the Ol
British band Take That perform at the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games in London on August 12, 2012. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/GettyImages)
5. Take That ($69 million)
4. U2 ($78 million)
The Glastonbury Festival 2011 - Day Two
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: U2 perform live on the pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
4. U2 ($78 million)
3. Elton John ($80 million)
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This picture taken on November 25, 2012 shows pop-rock balladeer Elton John performing at his concert in Wukesong Stadium in Beijing. Elton dedicated his Beijing show to Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei -- a controversial move the artist said on November 26 was unlikely to make the nation's cultural minders happy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
3. Elton John ($80 million)
2. Roger Waters ($88 million)
Roger Waters - Announcement
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Roger Waters announces The Wall live tour at The Mayfair Hotel on November 15, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
2. Roger Waters ($88 million)
1. Dr. Dre ($110 million)
Beats By Dr Dre: Show Your Colours - Photocall
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 09: Dr Dre attends the Beats By Dr Dre: Show Your Colours photocall at Covent Garden on November 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Burchell/Getty Images)
1. Dr. Dre ($110 million)
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