Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Celine Dion: Artist of the decade

Celine Dion is the top-earning artist of the decade

Celine Dion has been named the highest earning musician of the Noughties.

The My Heart Will Go On star topped Calendar's Ultimate Top 10 list of the decade, the Los Angeles Times revealed, earning 747.9 million dollars in the last 10 years from both her concert and album sales.

Kenny Chesney, the country music singer and ex-husband of Renee Zellweger, came a close second, with earnings of 742 million dollars from concerts and album sales in the last ten years.

The Beatles were fourth, raking in 627.3 million dollars from 30.2 million albums followed by U2, taking 609.7 million dollars in the decade, but also topping the list for 2009 alone with a whopping 137.3 million dollars.

Bruce Springsteen was seventh, the Rolling Stones were eighth and Britney Spears, who made her impressive comeback last year was the youngest member in the list, rounding off the top ten with earnings of 494.3 million dollars for album and box office sales in the noughties.

Eminem was the biggest album seller of the decade, raking in 419 million dollars from the sale of 32.2 million albums.

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