Popstars, boybands, veteran rockers, hip-hop icons and one DJ take centre stage as the 30 highest-paid musicians of 2016, according to Forbes. In the spirit of MTV Asia’s Lunar New Year special,MTV Huat’s Playing, we present the musical rich-list of the year. How prosperous were your fav artistes? Was the top 5 dominated by female or male artistes? Who was the only DJ to make the list? Which power couples raked in tens of millions of dollars? Scroll on for the year’s most moneyed musicians, mmm!

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#10 - Didyy $62M

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Yes that’s right, who knew P. Diddy was still working?!



#9 - Calvin Harris $63M

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For a chart topping DJ, Calvin’s definitely underachieving!



#8 - The Rolling Stones $66.5M

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Do The Rolling Stones really still need the money?



#7 - AC/DC $67.5M

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Rock n Roll never dies, much like AC/DC…




#6 - Garth Brooks $70M

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Did you know Garth Brooks is the best selling artist above Elvis and second only to the legendary Beatles? No wonder he’s on the list…




#5 - Rihanna $75M

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Definitely saw this coming since Rihanna kept saying she was at “work work work work work"



#4 - Madonna $76.5M

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All hail the Queen of Pop!



#3 - Adele $80.5M

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Now we all know which "other side" Adele was singing hello from… The side with all the money…



#2 - One Direction $110M

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Wait… how did One Direction even make this list with their hiatus happening in January 2016?



#1 - Taylor Swift $170M

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Yes that’s right people… TayTay undeniably tops the list despite the drama of Talvin, Hiddleswift and y’know “that b****h with K-coughs-ye. Step back people cause TayTay slayed 2016.

And for all you haters out there…

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Despite releasing no new albums since 2014, Taylor Swift had the biggest year of her young career on the strength of her 1989 tour. Her incredible earnings of $170,000,000 places her atop not only all musicians, but also all celebrities. Justin Bieber, eat your heart out!

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