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Highest paid musicians of 2016

No. 15: Metallica
2016 earnings: $18.5 million
(AP)

The 15 top-earning musicians of 2016

Billboard has released its annual list of the top money-makers in music.

The top of the list is a mix of the usual suspects, with a few notable absences (wherefore art thou, Taylor Swift?).

Needless to say, being a world famous musician is a very lucrative career. Click through to see who took the number one spot.

(All figures in U.S. dollars)