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Date: Jul 20 09:33:36 2010
U2 tops Forbes highest earning musical acts list

Forbes released its list of highest earning musicians yesterday, and Irish rockers U2, thanks to their hugely successful 360 tour, came in at Number 1 with earnings of $130 million. The list was compiled based on earnings between June, 2009 and June 2008. Australian rockers AC/DC, with $114 million earned, came in second; followed by Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen. Breakthrough pop sensation Lady Gaga came in at number 8 on the list with strong album and single sales. See the entire Top 10 below.

1. U2 ($130 million)

2. AC/DC ($114 million)

3. Beyoncé ($87 million)

4. Bruce Springsteen ($70 million)

5. Britney Spears ($64 million)

6. Jay-Z ($63 million)

7. Lady Gaga ($62 million)

8. Madonna ($58 million)

9. Kenny Chesney ($50 million)

10. (tie) Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and Toby Keith ($48 million)



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