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

Bet you already know who took the #1 spot.

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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:<br />Beyoncé or Drake?
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    Beyoncé
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    Beyoncé
    Via Brad Barket / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Drake
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    Drake
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    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:<br />Justin Bieber or Coldplay?<br />
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    The Biebs
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    The Biebs
    Via Mike Windle / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Coldplay
    Via Jonathan Leibson / Getty
    Coldplay
    Via Jonathan Leibson / Getty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Coldplay!

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

  3. Kanye or Adele? <br />
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    Kanye
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    Kanye
    Via Michael Loccisano / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Adele
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    Adele
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Adele!

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

  4. Rihanna or Paul McCartney?
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    Rihanna
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    Rihanna
    Via Jamie McCarthy / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Paul
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    Paul
    Via Jason Kempin / Getty
    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:<br />Celine Dion or Britney?<br />
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    Celine
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    Celine
    Via Ethan Miller / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Britney
    Via Mike Windle / Getty
    Britney
    Via Mike Windle / Getty
    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?
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    Bruce
    Via Kevin Mazur / Getty
    Bruce
    Via Kevin Mazur / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Billy
    Via Theo Wargo / Getty
    Billy
    Via Theo Wargo / Getty
    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:<br />Selena Gomez or The Weeknd?<br />
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    Selena
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    Selena
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
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    Incorrect
    The Weeknd
    Via Rich Fury / Getty
    The Weeknd
    Via Rich Fury / Getty
    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:<br />Blake Shelton or Carrie Underwood?<br />
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    Blake
    Via Rick Diamond / Getty
    Blake
    Via Rick Diamond / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Carrie
    Via Christopher Polk / Getty
    Carrie
    Via Christopher Polk / Getty
    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?
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    JLo
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    JLo
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sia
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    Sia
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty
    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:<br />Maroon 5 or Twenty One Pilots?<br />
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    Maroon 5
    Via Valerie Macon / Getty
    Maroon 5
    Via Valerie Macon / Getty
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    Incorrect
    Twenty One Pilots
    Via Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty
    Twenty One Pilots
    Via Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty
    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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