Forbes named the highest-paid rapper in the year 2018

© AP Photo / Jason DeCrowАмериканский rapper Jay-Z. Archival photoForbes named the highest-paid rapper in the year 2018© AP Photo / Jason DeCrow

American rapper Shawn Corey Carter known as Jay-Z, topped the list of highest paid musicians in the hip-hop style in 2018, according to Forbes magazine.

The experts analyzed the incomes of performers from June 2017 to June 2018, based on the data of marketing research, Nielsen Sound Scan, the industry publication Pollstar, the company Songkick, Bandsintown music website, the American Association of record companies and interviews with managers, lawyers and many of the musicians themselves.

The rating includes the data of the annual income of musicians from touring, record sales, streaming, and so forth, but excluding taxes.

Experts estimate that in this period Jay-Z earned about 76.5 million dollars. This year he climbed to the top of the rankings with the release of its first Studio album in collaboration with his wife Beyonce called «Everything Is Love».

In second place is American rapper Sean Combs, known by his stage alias puff daddy or Diddy, who joined his account for that year was $ 64 million. Third place in the rating took the American hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar with 58 million dollars.

In the first ten were canadian singer Drake (fourth place, 47 million), musician J. Cole (fifth place, 35.5 million), sixth place (35 million) divided American rapper and producer Dr. Dre and hip-hop artist Nas, in eighth place singer Pitbull (32 million), the ninth — artist of the Future and the top ten closes Kanye West (27.5 million).