Top Artists

Year-End Charts

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TOP ARTISTS

Ranking is based on an artist's chart performance on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Social 50, as well as Boxscore touring revenue.

2012

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4

Drake

5

Justin Bieber

10

One Direction

18

Luke Bryan

22

Chris Brown

26

Pitbull

30

Roger Waters

34

Eric Church

39

P!nk

40

The Wanted

41

Skrillex

43

Train

48

Beyonce

50

Calvin Harris

53

Demi Lovato

55

Tim McGraw

62

Rascal Flatts

66

Florence + The Machine

69

Gym Class Heroes

73

Hunter Hayes

76

Van Halen

81

Britney Spears

83

Lee Brice

84

Kimbra

85

Rick Ross

90

Dierks Bentley

92

Brad Paisley

94

The Lumineers

98

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