At $242M, Madonna Tops Music Moneymaker List

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2009 3:17 PM CST
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(Newser) – When it comes to overall revenues in 2008, all other musicians took a back seat to Madonna. Billboard notes that the top 20 earners all toured, a move that is bringing in more and more money as record sales tank. The top moneymakers:

  1. Madonna: With more than $242 million, the Material Girl's 'Sticky and Sweet" tour tops the list, even though her album had middling sales.

  1. Bon Jovi: $157,177,766
  2. Bruce Springsteen: $156,327,964
  3. The Police: $109,976,894
  4. Celine Dion: $99,171,237
  5. Kenny Chesney: $90,823,990
  6. Neil Diamond: $82,174,000
  7. Rascal Flatts: $63,522,160
  8. Jonas Brothers: $62,638,814
  9. Coldplay: $62,175,555
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