The 10 Top-Earning Grammy Nominees of 2016

By on February 15, 2016 in ArticlesMusic News

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards show is happening in Los Angeles on Monday, February 15th, with  LL Cool J as host for the fifth consecutive year. The top names in music will be honored. Well, when we say top names in music, we means as far as the voters at the National Academy of Arts and Music are concerned. Obviously making the most money doesn't necessarily mean the artist makes the best music—that is a completely subjective thing. After all Justin Bieber makes a ton of money and has a ton of fans and I'd rather have my fingernails pulled off one by one than be forced to listen to his music, but that's just me. When it comes to this year's Grammys, only 10 of the world's top 25 earning musicians received a nomination. Only four of the 10 picked up more than two nominations. Here are the 10 top earning Grammy nominees of 2016.

  1. (tie) Tim McGraw

2015 Earnings: $38 million

Net Worth: $85 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 1

Best Country Song "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools"

  1. (tie) Foo Fighters

2015 Earnings: $38 million

Dave Grohl Net Worth: $260 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 2

Best Music Film Sonic Highways

Best Rock Performance "Something From Nothing"

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Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

  1. Drake

2015 Earnings: $39.5 million

Net Worth: $75 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 5

Best Rap Performance "Back to Back"

Best Rap Performance "Truffle Butter" by Nicki Minaj, as featured artist

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "Only," by Nicki Minaj, as featured artist

Best Rap Song "Energy"

Best Rap Album If You're Reading This It's Too Late

  1. Bruno Mars

2015 Earnings: $40 million

Net Worth: $90 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 3

Record of the Year "Uptown Funk"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Uptown Funk"

Best Remixed Recording "Uptown Funk" (Dave Audé Remix)

  1. Paul McCartney

2015 Earnings: $51.5 million

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

2016 Grammy Nominations: 2

Best Rap Performance "All Day" by Kanye West, as featured artist Best Rap Song "All Day" by Kanye West, as co-songwriter

  1. Ed Sheeran

2015 Earnings: $57 million

Net Worth: $35 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 4

Record of the Year "Thinking Out Loud"

Song of the Year "Thinking Out Loud"

Best Pop Solo Performance "Thinking Out Loud"

Album of the Year as a featured artist on The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness

  1. The Rolling Stones

2015 Earnings: $57.5 million

Net Worth: $900 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 1

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)

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Glenn Hunt/Getty Images

  1. Lady Gaga

2015 Earnings: $59 million

Net Worth: $275 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 1

Best Song Written For Visual Media "Til It Happens To You" from the film The Hunting Ground

  1. Diddy

2015 Earnings: $60 million

Net Worth: $730 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 1

Best Rap Song "All Day" by Kanye West; credited as co-songwriter

  1. Taylor Swift

2015 Earnings: $80 million

Net Worth: $280 million

2016 Grammy Nominations: 7

Record of the Year "Blank Space"

Album of the Year 1989

Song of the Year "Blank Space"

Best Pop Solo Performance "Blank Space"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Bad Blood" featuring Kendrick Lamar

Best Pop Vocal Album 1989

Best Music Video "Bad Blood," feasturing Kendrick Lamar

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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