Ed Sheeran is the highest earning solo musician in the world

By Oojal Kour Dhanjal - July 17, 2018

Ed Sheeran is the highest earning solo musician in the world

Ed earned more than Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, all thanks to his Divide album. 

According to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list that released on July 16, Ed Sheeran has been named the highest-earning solo musician in the world having raked in $110 million over the past year. He is the ninth biggest earner and is a massive 62 place jump from last year, because of ÷ (Divide).

This puts him ahead of Katy Perry (No. 19, $83 million), Beyoncé (No. 36, $60 million) and Rihanna (No. 86, $37.5 million) and The Weeknd (No. 39, $57 million).

While Ed isn’t the only singer in the top ten list, Irish rockers U2 are in sixth place due to their Joshua Tree Tour which grossed $316 million and their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience.

British band Coldplay are in seventh place with estimated earnings of $115 million, garnered from their A Head Full Of Dreams tour.

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