Billboard have tallied the results and the highest paid musicians, and the top spot may surprise you.

Even when using a multistep process, calculating who is the most popular on an international scale is still an inexact science. So take all these results with a grain of salt and if you’re interested in the finer details of the process used, check out Billboard’s website.

So, without further ado, here are the five highest paid artists in 2020.

5. Post Malone

Total income: $29.7 million

Box-office take home: $13.2 million

Streaming royalty estimate: $12 million

Global stream count: 10 billion

4. BTS

Total income: $31.5 million

Box-office take home: $0

Streaming royalty estimate: $14.6 million

Global stream count: 17.3 billion

3. Billie Eilish

Total income: $32.8 million

Box-office take home: $1 million

Streaming royalty estimate: $13.6 million

Global stream count: 13.7 billion

2. Taylor Swift

Total income: $41.4 million

Box-office take home: $0

Streaming royalty estimate: $19.8 million

Global stream count: 11.6 billion

1. Queen

Total income: $48.7 million

Box-office take home: $15.1 million

Streaming royalty estimate: $15.2 million

Global stream count: 7 billion

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