U2 Tops Forbes' Top-Earning Musicians List

U2 Tops Forbes' Top-Earning Musicians List

U2 Tops Forbes' Top-Earning Musicians List
U2 topped Forbes magazine's top-earning musicians of 2010 list with estimated earnings of $130 million. Placing second was AC/DC at $114 million, and rounding out the top five were Beyoncé ($87 million), Bruce Springsteen ($70 million), and Britney Spears ($64 million). The list was based on album sales, concert revenue and endorsement deals, among other items. (7/19)

AC/DC No. 1 On Billboard's Midyear Tour Chart
AC/DC placed first on Billboard's midyear Top 25 tour chart with gross revenue of more than $118 million and more than 1 million concert attendees, according to figures compiled from Billboard Boxscore data from Nov. 28, 2009, through June 19. Bon Jovi was second with gross revenue of $51.9 million, followed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra ($47.39 million), Metallica ($39.9 million), and Taylor Swift ($39.2 million). Other acts on the list include the Black Eyed Peas (No. 7, $34 million), Lady Gaga (No. 15, $23.2 million), John Mayer (No. 16, $23.2 million), Elton John & Billy Joel (No. 20, $20.3 million), and Carrie Underwood (No. 25, $15.1 million). (7/19)

Bieber Claims YouTube's Most-Viewed Video
Justin Bieber's music video for "Baby" was named the most-viewed video in history on YouTube Friday with more than 246 million views, placing GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" into second place with 245.6 million. (7/19)

Latin GRAMMY Artists Honored At Premios Juventud
Latin GRAMMY-nominated artists Aventura and Chayanne were the top winners at the 7th Annual Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) July 15, taking home three awards each. Aventura received honors for Catchiest Tune, CD To Die For and Favorite Tropical Artist, and Chayanne took home awards for Best Moves, Favorite Pop Star and My Idol Is. GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-winning artists Juan Luis Guerra and Shakira were honored with the Idolo de Generaciones and Supernova awards, respectively. GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Wisin y Yandel were also honored with awards for My Favorite Concert and Favorite Urban Artist, and Latin GRAMMY nominee Espinoza Paz received Favorite Regional Mexican Artist and Red Hot Artist honors. The awards were broadcast live on the Univision Network from the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. (7/19)

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