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Posted on Jul 14, 2017

Can You Figure Out Which Artists Made The Most Money In 2016?

Bet you already know who took the #1 spot.

Billboard just released a list of the highest-earning musical acts from 2016, and some of them are pretty surprising!

So, we're going to put these artists head-to-head, and it's up to you to guess which one made more $$$ last year.

  1. Who made more money in 2016:
    Beyoncé or Drake?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It was Beyoncé!

    Queen Bey topped the list of highest-earning artists of 2016, bringing in a reported $62.1 million. Still, Drake brought in $37.3 million last year — not too shabby.

  2. What about this one:
    Justin Bieber or Coldplay?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It was Coldplay!

    Coldplay brought in $32.3 million, compared to Justin's $30.5 million.

  3. Kanye or Adele?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It was Adele!

    Adele earned $37 million in 2016. Kanye earned $26.1 million.

  4. Rihanna or Paul McCartney?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Rihanna!

    Yep, Rihanna beat that Beatles money in 2016, bringing in a whopping $22.3 million, compared to Paul's $17.7 million. (But they're both a reported four-five seconds from wildin'.)

  5. Which of these Vegas queens made more:
    Celine Dion or Britney?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Celine!

    This one was close! Celine Dion earned $10.85 million, compared to Britney's still-pretty-incredible $10.7 million.

  6. Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Bruce Springsteen!

    Bruce came in third place on the entire list, earning a reported $42.2 million. Still, Billy Joel brought in a very respectable $23.6 million!

  7. Let's do a couples edition:
    Selena Gomez or The Weeknd?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's The Weeknd!

    The Weeknd earned $9.3 million last year, while Selena came in just below at $8.8 million.

  8. And a country edition:
    Blake Shelton or Carrie Underwood?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Carrie!

    Carrie Underwood got $19.9 million dollars richer last year. Blake got $9.8 million richer.

  9. What about JLo vs. Sia?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Jennifer Lopez!

    JLo raked in a reported $12.17 million last year, while Sia got $8.9 million.

  10. And finally:
    Maroon 5 or Twenty One Pilots?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Twenty One Pilots!

    The band earned $21.1 million in 2016. Maroon 5 brought in $13.5 million.

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