Top 3 Highest Earning Singers of 2009
Music calms the soul. And people are also making money out of it. Below are the Top 3 highest earning singer/musician list of 2009 according to the fresh list presented by Forbes:
Top 3. Beyonce Knowles ($87 million)
Everbody is singing Beyonce Knowles. Undeniably she is one of the best performing artists of the modern world. Bborn September 4, 1981, this American R&B recording artist/ actress/ fashion model paved way at Top #3 of the highest earning singers of the year. For the record, she silently walked into as the lead singer of the famous girl group Destiny’s Child, notably one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. In 2003, she went solo releasing Dangerously in Love as her debut album that gave her a wowing 5 Grammy Awards. This was followed by equivalently famous albums B,Day (2006), I am Sasha Fierce (2008). The latter made history in having the most Grammy Awards won by a female performing artist in one night. Knowles in her entire career incredibly bagged 16 awards for Grammy’s (3 of which as a member of Destiny’s Child).
Top 2. Celine Dion ($100 million)
Céline Marie Claudette Dion (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer, occasional songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. Hitting the biggest charts- she’s ninth (6th for female) among the 22 Greatest Voices in Music by Blender magazine and MTV; fourth among The 100 Outstanding Pop Vocalists by Cove Magazine; Artist of the Decade in Quebec (her native homeland) by Le Journal de Quebec (2009); and recently named The Most Popular Musician in the United Stated by May 2010 Harris Poll. Admired not just because of her golden voice, people adore how she connects her life with her released songs; these have had captured the heart of many as it is full of emotion and sentiments.
Her album named Miracle showed a lot of feelings related to her life as a mother. Dion’s career, like others, has ups and downs. Hence, she proved nothing can beat a person with strong will and courage. January this year, she took the top spot of the Top Ten Largest Earners with total revenue of $747.9 million dated 2000-2009, presented by The Los Angeles Times. Dion continues to impress people with her singing through a number of conducted sensational concerts around the world, including newly released Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert on CD/DVD and Celine: Through the Eyes of the World on DVD and Blu-ray.
Top 1. Madonna ($110 million)
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is presently the highest paid recording artist as dated. Recording artist/ actress/ entrepreneur gained title Queen of Pop due to successful album series of Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986). According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Madonna has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Wikepedia reiterates she is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century, and the second top-selling female artist in the United States (Barbra Streisand as #1) with 64 million certified albums. Guinness World Records listed her as the world’s most successful female recording artist of all time. Listed among the 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century (by Ladies’ Home Journal), Madonna continues her legacy in contributing much in the field of contemporary music. After the launch of her latest album, Hard Candy, she proved the world she’s a never-ending super star.