Country music singers are in a bit of a pickle.
We’re all so used to seeing stars and bands at the top of the charts and on TV, but for the last few years, they’ve been hit hard by global warming.
The top 10 performers from the United States and Canada combined took in an average of about $5.5 million in the year they made it onto Billboard’s charts.
They’re not alone.
Top Country Artists in 2018 According to Billboard, Country Music has enjoyed a bit more success lately, and has added some new talent.
Here are the 10 country music stars with the biggest 2017 earnings and their most recent earnings.
Ariana Grande The pop star has a new album out in January called The 20/20 Experience.
She made $2.3 million in 2017, up from $1.6 million in 2016.
She’s the third-highest paid country singer.
Britney Spears In 2016, Britney became the highest-paid female pop star with a reported $10 million in her contract with Universal Music.
She has been touring with the band, and her earnings are now the highest for a female pop artist.
Cher In 2017, Cher earned $4.4 million in revenue from music licensing, according to Billboard.
That was up from her $3.7 million in 2018.
Christina Aguilera Aguileras earnings were down from 2018, but her income has grown over the last several years.
She earned $2 million in 2020 from her album and video game sales, and she has been recording new music with her boyfriend for the past year.
Cher The pop superstar is the highest paid female artist, and earned $1 million in 2019, up slightly from $946,000 in 2018, according in Billboard.
Christina Grimmie The singer earned $5 million from her 2017 book and movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Her total earnings from music have grown over recent years, and are up from around $2,000,000 a year in 2016, according Billboard.
Ellie Goulding The pop singer’s earnings were up slightly last year, from $3 million to $4 million.
But she has continued to record new music and make appearances on TV shows like House of Lies and Parks and Recreation.
Justin Bieber Bieber has notched up more than $40 million in gross profits from music in 2018 and has recorded new music since 2014.
The singer is now 32 years old.
Kesha In 2018, Kesha earned $3,821,000 from her record label.
Her earnings from the record industry have been up a bit over the past several years, but still far from the millions earned by other artists.
She recorded a new single in 2017.
Selena Gomez Gomez The singer has been the highest grossing female artist in the world for several years now, and gross earnings from her music have been climbing.
Gomez earned $13 million in income from her hit album 1989.
2, Selena’s first Grammy win in 2018: her first Grammy was for best country song.
She won Best Female Country Artist for her album Born to Die.
1, Beyonce Beyonce is the most-watched female artist of all time, and it’s not just her music.
She also happens to be the biggest star in pop.
In 2018 she earned $14 million from endorsements, and that’s about the same amount as her 2018 earnings.