In Pictures: The 25 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

28 Elton John - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
Other artists take note: Go to Vegas if you want to make millions. Like many others on this list, John’s Vegas residency—in addition to other tour dates elsewhere—is how he made the bulk of his millions in 2017. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
29 Garth Brooks - Rick Diamond:Getty Images
11. Garth Brooks: $60 million Rick Diamond/Getty Images
30 Garth Brooks - Rick Diamond:Getty Images
Brooks is known for his tour dates, sometimes doing two arena shows in the same day. His comeback tour is the highest-grossing tour of all time. He also released an anthology album of his best work in 2017. Rick Diamond/Getty Images
31 Metallica - Mauricio Santana:Getty Images
10. Metallica: $66.5 million Mauricio Santana/Getty Images
32 Metallica - Theo Wargo:Getty Images
The ’80s heavy-metal band’s WorldWired global tour was widely successful in 2017, in addition to their new album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
33 Adele - Graham Denholm:Getty Images
9. Adele: $69 million Graham Denholm/Getty Images
34 Adele - Frederick M Brown:Getty Images
Unlike other artists, who often rely on endorsement deals, Adele keeps it chill. Her earnings are all from her music and her tour dates, which are frequent but not nearly as much as other artists. Turns out keeping it chill makes her millions. Frederick M Brown/Getty Images
35 Bruce Springsteen - Jamie McCarthy:Getty Images
8. Bruce Springsteen: $75 million Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
36 Bruce Springsteen - Mark Kolbe:Getty Images
His book, Born to Run, was a bestseller, critical success and reportedly garnered him a $10 million advance. He also released a compilation album and took up a residency, but not in Vegas like other artists. Instead, Springsteen went to Broadway. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
37 Justin Bieber - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
7. Justin Bieber: $83.5 million Kevin Winter/Getty Images
38 Justin Bieber - Mat Hayward:Getty Images
Even though Bieber didn’t release much new music in 2017, he toured… a lot. Combine all that he made from that (which was the bulk of his earnings), he also took home quite a bit with an exclusive endorsement deal with Calvin Klein. Mat Hayward/Getty Images
39 Guns N Roses - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
6. Guns N’ Roses: $84 million Kevin Winter/Getty Images
40 Gun N Roses - CRISTINA QUICLER:AFP:Getty Images
Who knew Guns N’ Roses would make a comeback to the top earners list? The classic band took to the road (and air), traveling the world and earning millions. CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
41 Coldplay - Ezra Shaw:Getty Images
5. Coldplay: $88 million Ezra Shaw/Getty Images