Drake makes Forbes’ Top 5 Highest Paid Celebrities, Diddy, Beyonce, The Weeknd, and Coldplay also make list

Forbes’ Magazine released it’s annual list of the highest paid celebrities and five of the Top 10 are music artists ! Recent record setting Billboard Music Award winner, Drake, raked in $94 million in a 12-month span, although he only ranked fourth on the compilation of superstars representing sports, music, and literature. Ahead of him were R&B queen, Beyoncé who amassed $105 million and the king of hip-hop this year, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who launched from 21st place in last year’s Forbes’ Highest Paid Celebrities List to the top spot, thanks in part to his Sean John clothing sales and partnership with Ciroc Vodka. Other music artists who made the Top 10 were The Weeknd ($92 million) and Coldplay ($88 million). The entire list is available now at

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.