Stones Are Music's Biggest Earners

THE ROLLING STONES have been named the music industry's biggest earners of 2006, according to a new list published by Forbes magazine. The SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL rockers raked in a staggering $150.6 million (GBP79.2 million) thanks to their sell out Bigger Bang tour. Husband-and-wife country stars TIM MCGRAW and FAITH HILL came in second with $132 million (GBP69.5 million), with RASCAL FLATTS' $110.5 million (GBP58.2 million) claiming third spot. MADONNA and BARBRA STREISAND round out the top five with respective earnings of $96.8 million (GBP50.9 million) and $95.8 million (GBP50.4 million). The full top 10 is: 1. THE ROLLING STONES - $150.6 million (GBP79.2 million) 2. TIM MCGRAW and FAITH HILL - $132 million (GBP69.5 million) 3. RASCAL FLATTS - $110.5 million (GBP58.2 million) 4. MADONNA - $96.8 million (GBP50.9 million) 5. BARBRA STREISAND - $95.8 million (GBP50.4 million) 6. KENNY CHESNEY - $90.1 million (GBP47.4 million) 7. CELINE DION - $85.2 million (GBP44.8 million) 8. BON JOVI - $77.5 million (GBP40.8 million) 9. NICKELBACK - $74.1 million (GBP39 million) 10. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - $60.4 million (GBP31.8 million).


Tags: Rolling Stones - Tim Mcgraw - Faith Hill - Rascal Flatts - Madonna - Barbra Streisand - Kenny Chesney - Celine Dion - Bon Jovi - Nickelback - The Dave Matthews Band


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