JAY-Z IS #1 ON FORBES LIST OF HIGHEST PAID HIP HOP ARTISTS

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JAY-Z reached the top of Forbes Magazine list of the highest-paid hip-hop artists with $76.5 million dollars. 

 

The earnings stem from his 4:44 run in 2017 and the most recent success from the On The Run II tour with his wife, Beyonce. The numbers, calculated from June 2017 to June 2018, include "annual income from touring, record sales, streaming, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other business ventures.

 

 

Diddy followed Jay with $64 million, thanks to some massive beverage endorsements, including Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water. Kendrick Lamar claimed the No. 3 spot at $58 million.