Madonna Tops Forbes’ Musicians
The Material Girl brought in an estimated $110 million from last year’s Sticky & Sweet outing, along with her 11th studio album, Hard Candy, which reportedly sold 100,000 copies its first day of release. She also enjoyed a sweet endorsement with Louis Vuitton.
A close second was
Rounding out the second half of the list were
The combined total for all the top-earning artists in 2008 was $719 million, up from $500 million in the previous year’s list, Forbes reported. A big part of that surge was attributed to concert tickets for top acts, which saw the biggest single-year increase since the mid-’90s in 2008, climbing $5.26 to average $67.33.