Top 40 Money Makers in Music 2012 [Photos]

40. Linkin Park - $5,190,655
40. Linkin Park - $5,190,655
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 30: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino August 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
39. Kanye West - $5,363,661
39. Kanye West - $5,363,661
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Rapper/singer Kanye West performs at the 2011 MoMA Party In The Garden Benefit Honoring Patricia Phelps De Cisneros, Mimi Haas, Jill Kraus And Sharon Percy Rockefeller at The Museum of Modern Art on May 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kanye West;
38. Motley Crue - $5,376,272
38. Motley Crue - $5,376,272
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 18: Motley Crue (L-R) Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee with their awards on stage at the the Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, Tribute to Motley Crue at the House of Blues Sunset Blvd on August 18, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
37. Steely Dan - $5,389,509
37. Steely Dan - $5,389,509
NEW YORK - MAY 21: Donald Fagen (R) and Walter Becker of Steely Dan perform at the Beacon Theatre on May 21, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Donald Fagen;Walter Becker
36. New Kids on the Block - $5,519,805
36. New Kids on the Block - $5,519,805
American band New Kids on the Block perform during a comeback concert in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, on February 3, 2009. After 14 years apart the former boyband hope to re-ignite their former world-wide success with a tour and a new album 'The Block'. AFP Photo / ANP / RICK NEDERSTIGT Netherlands out - Belgium out (Photo credit should read RICK NEDERSTIGT/AFP/Getty Images)
35. Justin Bieber - $5,523,459
35. Justin Bieber - $5,523,459
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34. Sugarland - $5,632,406
34. Sugarland - $5,632,406
US band Sugarland performs at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo on December 11, 2011. Artists from all over the world gathered at the Oslo Spektrum to help spread the message of peace and celebrate this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
33. Backstreet Boys - $5,712,050
33. Backstreet Boys - $5,712,050
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Singers Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on June 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
32. Rush - $5,819,304
32. Rush - $5,819,304
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 14: Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena during a stop of the band's Time Machine Tour August 14, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Geddy Lee
31. Foo Fighters - $6,013,257
31. Foo Fighters - $6,013,257
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Nate Mendel of The Foo Fighters backstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)
30. Usher - $6,292,586
30. Usher - $6,292,586
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29. Rod Stewart - $6,388,756
29. Rod Stewart - $6,388,756
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Rod Stewart attends the Emeralds & Ivy Ball in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Marie Keating Foundation at Supernova on December 3, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
28. Zac Brown Band - $6,481,564
28. Zac Brown Band - $6,481,564
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on August 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
27. Keith Urban - $6,579,695
27. Keith Urban - $6,579,695
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 07: Keith Urban attends Relativity Media's ACT OF VALOR Nashville premiere co-hosted by Capitol Records Nashville at Regal Green Hills on February 7, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
26. Lady Antebellum - $6,676,450
26. Lady Antebellum - $6,676,450
Lady Antebellum band members Charles Kelley (R), Hillary Scott (C), and Dave Haywood pose with trophies for the Best Country Album " Own the Night" at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
25. Paul McCartney - $6,726,519
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 08: Sir Paul McCartney attends the fifth anniversary celebration of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" show at the Mirage Hotel & Casino June 8, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque Apple LLC)
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
24. The Beatles - $6,743,863
24. The Beatles - $6,743,863
ARCHIV - Die Beatles, aufgenommen am 28. Februar 1968. Von links: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr und George Harrison. Alle Beatles-Alben werden im September 2009 in neuem Sound wieder veroeffentlicht. (AP Photo) ** NUR S/W * zu unserem KORR APD3756 ** --- FILE - The Beatles pose together on Feb. 28, 1968 in an unknown location. From left are Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. (AP Photo) ** B/W ONLY **
23. Enrique Iglesias - $7,448,670
23. Enrique Iglesias - $7,448,670
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Enrique Iglesias performs at halftime during the Thanksgiving Day game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Enrique Iglesias
22. Rihanna - $7,660,833
22. Rihanna - $7,660,833
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Rihanna attends The BRIT Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
21. Brad Paisley - $8,602,374
21. Brad Paisley - $8,602,374
Country music superstar Brad Paisley speaks at the Hollywood Walk of Fame star presentation ceremony for director John Lasseter, in Hollywood, California, November 1, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
20 . Michael Buble - $9,027,177
20 . Michael Buble - $9,027,177
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Michael Buble attends the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting on November 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
19. Tim McGraw - $9,335,258
19. Tim McGraw - $9,335,258
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09: Tim McGraw attends the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
18. Rascal Flatts - $9,639,270
18. Rascal Flatts - $9,639,270
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10: Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts perform at the 2011 Country Christmas at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
17. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - $10,017,031
17. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - $10,017,031
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Musician Bob Seger arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
16. Britney Spears - $10,090,973
16. Britney Spears - $10,090,973
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Singer Britney Spears arrives at Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)
15. Toby Keith - $10,413,127
15. Toby Keith - $10,413,127
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: Recording artist and recipient of the Artist of the Decade award Toby Keith performs at the American Country Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
14. Katy Perry - $11,969,426
14. Katy Perry - $11,969,426
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Katy Perry attends the Yves Saint-Laurent Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
13. Elton John- $11,973,990
13. Elton John- $11,973,990
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 25: Elton John performs on stage at Forsyth Barr Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)
12. Journey - $12,313,822
12. Journey - $12,313,822
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Singer Arnel Pineda (L) and guitar player Neal Schon of the band Journey performs at the 2011 Today Summer Concert series at Rockefeller Plaza on July 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
11. "Glee" Cast - $12,587,771
11. "Glee" Cast - $12,587,771
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Lea Michele poses with Favorite TV Comedy Actress Award for "Glee" in the press room during the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
10. Adele - $13,081,909
10. Adele - $13,081,909
British singer-songwriter Adele poses on the red carpet arriving at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London on February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
9. Jason Aldean - $13,409,011
9. Jason Aldean - $13,409,011
Singer Jason Aldean poses at the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on November 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Celine Dion (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
8. Celine Dion - $14,261,515
Singer Celine Dion performs on stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Celine Dion (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
7. Bon Jovi - $15,835,856
7. Bon Jovi - $15,835,856
US band Bon Jovi performs with lead singer Jon Bon Jovi on June 15, 2011 at the Ullevaal stadium in Oslo. AFP PHOTO / LISE ASERUD (Photo credit should read LISE ASERUD/AFP/Getty Images)
6. Sade - $16,382,809
6. Sade - $16,382,809
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 03: Singer/songwriter Sade performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
5. Lil Wayne - $23,178,722
5. Lil Wayne - $23,178,722
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Hip-hop artist Lil' Wayne, wearing diamond studded beats headphones by Dr. Dre sits courtside during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lil' Wayne
4. Lady Gaga - $25,353,039
4. Lady Gaga - $25,353,039
Lady Gaga performs during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square December 31, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
3. Kenny Chesney - $29,837,103
3. Kenny Chesney - $29,837,103
Kenny Chesney performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, April 30, 2011 in Indio, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
2. U2 - $32,116,315
2. U2 - $32,116,315
1. Taylor Swift - $35,719,902
1. Taylor Swift - $35,719,902
Actress and singer Taylor Swift poses for pictures as she arrives for the premiere of Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 19, 2012 in Universal City, California. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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