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Diddy, Beyonce, & Drake Top Forbes' Highest-Paid Musicians of 2017 List

That Diddy reign just won't let up. Forbes released its annual Highest-Paid Musicians of 2017 list, and Diddy has once again been crowned the highest-paid artist of the year, with Beyoncé, Drake, The Weeknd and Coldplay trailing behind. 

Four black artists lead the pack on this year's list compared to last year's roundup, where Taylor Swift ($170 million) took the top spot as One Direction ($110 million), Adele ($88 million), Madonna ($76.5 million) and Rihanna ($75 million) followed suit. 

The data was compiled over a year's time, based on pretax earnings between June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017. Diddy earned a cool $130 million during that time, stemming from his hotly-anticipated Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour as well as his business endeavors including his liquor brand Ciroc and selling a stake of his brand Sean John. 

Beyoncé creeps up behind Diddy with $105 million earned from the top-grossing Formation World tour. Next up is Drake, who pocketed $95 million thanks to his Boy Meets World tour combined with his endorsement deals from Nike, Apple Music, Sprite. Fellow Canadian The Weeknd clocks in at No. 4 with $92 million, while Coldplay closes out the top five at $88 million. 

View Forbes' top 10 highest-paid musicians of 2017 below:

1. Diddy ($130 M)
2. Beyoncé ($105 M)
3. Drake ($94 M)
4. The Weeknd ($92 M)
5. Coldplay ($88 M)
6. Guns N’ Roses ($84 M)
7. Justin Bieber ($83.5 M)
8. Bruce Springsteen ($75 M)
9. Adele ($69 M)
10. Metallica ($66.5 M)

Billboard Year in Music 2017

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