OREANDA-NEWSForbes Magazine ranked the highest paid hip-hop artists in the world. The list was first headed by American rapper Kanye West, who earned $ 150 million over the past year. This year, he entered into an agreement with Adidas, starting to develop his own line of Yeezy sneakers. Last year's ranking leader - Jay-Z - was in second place on the list. His income, thanks to the final part of the On The Run II tour with Beyoncé, amounted to $ 81 million. Drake, who earned $ 75 million in third place, called him “the most popular artist among all genres”.

The fourth line of the list was taken by P. Diddy (Sean Combs) with $ 70 million most of the income he received from a deal with the alcohol brand Diageo Ciroc. In fifth place with an income of $ 58 million - Travis Scott. Eminem earned $ 50 million last year and ended up in sixth place. The top ten also included DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Migos and Childish Gambino (Donald Glover).

Glover, who was in tenth place with an income of $ 35 million, was on the Forbes list for the first time. In February, his song This is America was named Best Record of the Year at the Grammy Contest. Another newcomer is Cardi B. (13th place, income - $ 28 million). The 26-year-old singer became the youngest artist in this year's rating, as well as one of the two women on the list. Performer Nicki Minaj with income of $ 29 million took the 12th line.

In total, the rating included 20 hip-hop artists. Forbes notes that in total they earned $ 860 million, which is 33% more than last year ($ 648 million). The calculations show the artist's income from June 2018 to June 2019 before taxes and fees for agents, managers and lawyers. The magazine was based on data from industry publications, as well as conversations with experts and some stars.