Taylor Swift is the world's highest earning musician of 2019, according to Forbes.
On Friday (December 6) the outlet a published a report that revealed the "Lover" singer earned a whopping $185 million this year thanks to her new album and a new record deal with Universal Music Group, as well as her Reputation Stadium Tour, which was the highest-grossing tour in US history, grossing over $266 million.
Swift also has a bunch of endorsements deals, including Keds, CoverGirl, Capital One, and Apple, which bring in a lot of income and let's not forget her real estate investments, royalties and merchandise.
This is a huge accomplishment for Swift, who's not only topped the Forbes list of Highest-Earning Musicians for the second time in five years, but she beat out Kanye West, who came in second with $150 million.
Other notable mentions include BTS who earned $57 million in 2019, Ariana Grande with $48 million, Lady Gaga with $39.5 million and Shawn Mendes, who is the youngest solo artist on the list with $38 million.
Check out the top 10 highest-earning musicians of 2019, below.
1. Taylor Swift — $185 million
2. Kanye West — $150 million
3. Ed Sheeran — $110 million
4. The Eagles — $100 million
5. Elton John — $84 million
6. Jay Z — $81 million
7. Beyonce — $81 million
8. Drake — $75 million
9. Diddy — $7 million
10. Metallica — $68.5 million
See Forbes' full list here.
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The 2020 Grammy nominations have been revealed, however, but BTS did not receive any nominations for their eligible album, Map of the Soul: Persona. The snub is the most surprising for this year's awards show.
After receiving a nomination for Best Recording Package at last year's awards show and being the first Korean artists to present during the 2019 Grammy Awards, fans were hopeful that 2020 would be the group's year to finally win a Grammy award and get the recognition that they deserve.
After the nominations were announced and BTS wasn't included, ARMYs felt that the group was snubbed since they were eligible in multiple categories including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop/Duo Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Music Video and Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for the BTS World soundtrack.
The Grammy Awards are voted by music industry professionals through several rounds of voting and consideration through submissions, screening, nominations and the final voting.
Demi Lovato has teased she's pregnant after posting a photo of her "baby bump" via Instagram.
The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer caused a storm on social media November 20 when fans believed she was expecting a baby. However, she later revealed it's a prop for her role on the final season of Will & Grace.
It's been rumoured Lovato's character, Jenny, could be Will's surrogate or even his long lost daughter and now all signs point to the former since she's sporting a baby bump on set.
"Real or fake?" she captioned the post, which includes a photo and video that sees her cradling her belly.
Scooter Braun has told Taylor Swift to end their feud after him and his family received death threats.
Hours after the manager broke his silence regarding his ongoing Big Machine dispute with the "Lover" singer for the first time, he shared his own open letter on Instagram to address her directly. In it, he not only shared an alleged threat made against his family but pleaded with Swift to resolve their issues before anyone gets hurt.
âSince your public statement last week there have been numerous death threats directed at my family,â Braun wrote. âThis morning I spoke out publicly for the first time saying I wouldnât participate in a social media war. However, I came home tonight to find my wife had received a phone call threatening the safety of our children.â
âI assume this was not your intention but it is important that you understand that your words carry a tremendous amount of weight and that your message can be interpreted by some in different way,â he continued.
In the letter, Braun also claims he has attempted to contact the pop star numerous times over the past six months, but she hasn't returned any of his calls leading him to believe she has no interest in resolving their feud.
âIt almost feels as if you have no interest in ever resolving the conflict,â he wrote. âAt this point with safety becoming a concern I have no choice other than to publicly ask for us to come together and try to find a resolution. I have tried repeatedly through your representatives to achieve a solution but unfortunately, here we are."
"Moving forward I would like to find a resolution," he concluded. âIâm right here, ready to speak directly and respectfully. But if you would prefer to make large public statements while refusing to work towards resolving things amicably then I just pray that nobody gets seriously hurt in the process."
You can read Scooter Braun's full message to Taylor Swift, below:
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The first batch of Frozen 2 reviews are in -- and fans are loving the film so far.
The highly-anticipated sequel sees Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff), Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) three years after the events of the first film. Together, they embark on a journey to discover why Elsa was born with magical powers and how she can use them to save their kingdom.