Beyonce, Tina Turner Make Billboard’s ‘Money Makers’ List

Beyonce and Tina Turner had a stellar 2009, according to Billboard’s just revealed “Money Makers” list. A list covering the top earners in music, inclusive of each artist’s album, ringtone, ticket, and other related sales, Billboard’s ‘Money Makers’ list hit the net Friday. Beyonce, leading the pack of R&B artists on the list, earned over $23.6 million in 2009 alone. While Beyonce spent much of the year touring in support of the multi-Platinum selling “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” sources say the “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” singer made over $2.3 million in album royalties alone. Following Beyonce, Tina Turner made the top 40 list thanks to earning over $13.1 million in 2009. Turner raked in much of the $13.1 million on her ‘Farewell European Tour’. Lil Wayne ($12.8 million), Michael Jackson ($17.1 million) and Pink ($36 million) also made the list. U2 tops the list however, with over $108 million in earnings, followed by Bruce Springsteen ($57.6 million).


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