Adele tops Forbes list of highest paid Grammy nominees

Adele tops Forbes list of highest paid Grammy nominees

Singer Adele has become the highest-paid Grammy nominee beating out Beyonce, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd.

According to Forbes, Adele made USD 80.5 million in total from 2015 to 2016. The "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" singer made that much money from her successful album, "25". Her latest album became the world's best-selling album of 2015 and it has sold 20 million copies as of last June.

The magazine also estimated that the "Someone Like You" hitmaker earned at least USD 3.8 million per city from her massive sold-out "Adele Live" tour.

Rihanna, who is nominated in eight categories at the upcoming Grammys, places second with approximately USD 75 million earnings.

Although Justin Bieber also made a huge amount of money with his album "Purpose" it could only reach the mark of USD 56 million, putting him at number 4.

Beyonce, despite getting the most Grammy nominations with a total of nine nods, ranks seventh with USD 54 million.

Forbes used data from its list of the World's Highest Paid Musicians to make the Top Paid Grammy Nominees List. The magazine measured pre-tax earnings from June 2015 through June 2016 before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers.

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