Despite only releasing one album in the 2010s, Dr. Dre has topped Forbes’ list of highest paid musicians of the decade, earning a reported $950 million. According to Forbes, Dre accumulated his wealth primarily due to his business ventures, most notably through the wildly popular Beats by Dre headphone series which was acquired by Apple.
In contrast, the decades number two earner Taylor Swift earned the bulk of her $825 million through a steady stream of chart-topping albums and her relentless touring. Pop icon Beyoncé comes in third with $685 million, beating out her husband Jay-Z by $125 million.
According to Forbes, if postmortem earnings were accounted for pop superstar Michael Jackson’s reported $2.37 billion would take the top spot. Read the full list below:
Glastonbury festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year in Pilton, Somerset, England, and the renowned event has announced that Taylor Swift will be closing the festival down with a headline performance on the Pyramid Stage Sunday night.
The announcement of Taylor Swift joining the lineup comes after the event’s initial November announcement that Sir Paul McCartney would be joining Diana Ross as headliners of the festival. This will be Swift’s first time performing at the festival. Swift is the first female artist to top the bill since Adele in 2016. Friday’s headliner is still to be revealed but festival organizer Emily Eavis recently said it would be a male artist, playing the festival “for their first time.”
Tickets to Glastonbury 2020 sold out within 34 minutes of going on sale, with 155,000 passes total being purchased. Glastonbury Festival will take place from June 24-28.
Dirty Projectors have released a new live in-studio album today, which is part of their label’s Domino Documents series that has also included live albums from Julia Holter and Wild Beasts. The album, which is called Sing The Melody, was recorded last year at New York City’s Power Station studios before … More »
It’s one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about it, or maybe it hits you out of nowhere. Either way, sparks fly, hormones surge, and you give yourself over completely to this burgeoning obsession. You feel loopy and elated all the time. More »
Paul McCartney is nowhere near slowing down. The 77-year-old former Beatle is headlining Glastonbury next year, and is also currently writing a musical adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life that’s set to debut next year. Last year, he released Egypt Station, his 17th(!!!) solo studio album. Now, McCartney is sharing two new … More »
Sir Paul McCartney joins the previously announced Diana Ross on the lineup for Glastonbury 2020. The Beatles’ frontman teased his booking this morning when he shared a photo of Phillip Glass, Emma Stone, and Chuck Berry to his twitter page. Festival organizers confirmed the booking shortly after.
For years, rumors have swirled about the paramount music and arts festival’s 50th-anniversary lineup, with bookies even giving odds and taking bets for possible headliners (McCartney has been a heavy favorite, with Taylor Swift having similar odds). The iconic Beatle is the first of the headliners to be announced, with festival organizer Emily Eavis commenting that “there really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary.”
McCartney last played Glastonbury in 2004, giving fans from around the world a live taste of Beatles magic in what was surprisingly the scouser’s first-ever festival performance.
What a time to be Big Thief. Today, the New York band releases Two Hands, their second frankly amazing album of 2019. (The first was U.F.O.F.) At this point, they’re basically the best indie rock band currently working, and it would be contrarian to try to argue for anyone else. To … More »
55 years ago, the Beatles made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. 70 million people — 40.6% of the US population at the time — tuned in to watch. It’s still one of the most-watched programs in the history of American television. Last night, former Beatle Paul McCartney returned to the Ed Sullivan … More »