Taylor Swift was the artist who generated the most money in the United States during 2020, according to the metrics of the magazine Billboard, which put the latest Grammy winner for best album of the year ahead of Post Malone, Céline Dion, The Eagles and Billie Eilish.
The pandemic has caused concerts represent only 20% of the earnings of the 40 artists who made the most money during 2020, when other years they represented 75%.
In total, the group of musicians generated $ 387 million, well below $ 969 million that were taken in 2019.
Billboard, which since 1956 has produced the lists of best-selling albums and songs in the United States, has combined in its list the income derived from Internet reproductions (streaming), physical sales, concert box office and royalty royalties.
Swift, con 23.8 million of dollars, it prevailed in the first position thanks to its strong presence in the platforms of streaming, where it generated 10.6 million dollars and the sales in physical format of the two albums that it published last year, Folklore Y Evermore, that totaled 10 million. Virtually no artist currently enjoys that level of physical sales.
In addition, the artist took 3.2 million dollars in copyright income, while sales for live performances did not move from zero.
Concerts before the pandemic
Post Malone was in second position with 23.2 million, although distributed in a very different way compared to Swift: While in streaming exceeded 8 million, barely earned $ 712,000 from the sale of physical discs.
Most of its income was derived from the tour he was able to do in the first months of the year and which added 12.4 million to its accounts, plus another 2 derived from copyright.
The concerts were also essential for Celine Dion, which was located in the third position with 17.5 million, of which 17 correspond to the twenty concerts he gave before the coronavirus canceled live shows. His tour remains the highest grossing of 2020.
Something similar happened with The Eagles, in fourth position with 16.3 million, of which 11 correspond to ticket sales.
While, Billie Eilish owes its fifth place, with 14.7 million, to Internet views (5.9 million) and copyright (5.7 million).
Drake, Queen, The Beatles, YoungBoy Never Broke Again y Lil Baby completaron los Top 10.
Bad Bunny, in position 21, is the Latin artist who generated the most money in the United States during 2020: 8.4 million of whom 6.8 were dependent on streaming.