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Drake, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Baby Make Billboard's 'Top Paid Musicians Of 2020' Report

A report from Billboard has revealed the highest-paid musicians and artists of 2020, and many of Hip-Hop’s favorites are topping the list. Amid a year with very little touring due to the pandemic, some of the biggest names in the music industry still managed to come out on top of Billboard’s 2020 Money Makers list bringing in millions and millions of dollars. “For the first time in the history of Money Makers, concert revenue did not determine the No. 1 spot on the list — and because of the pandemic had little influence over the ranking in general,” Billboard reports. The list of highest-paid artists was created based on data from the 2020 U.S.-only MRC Data and Billboard Boxscore statistics. The methodology mostly accounted for artists’ streaming and publishing, leaving off revenue from merchandising, synchronization or livestream gigs. Hip-Hop acts like Drake, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, DaBaby, Future, Roddy Ricch, Rod Wave, Kanye West and Travis Scott all...

Jul 20, 2021

Get to Know Hollywood's Highest-Paid Black Actresses

Black Hollywood actresses have been making waves in the entertainment industry for decades. This was a notable year for many Black women entertainers — both veterans and those new in the game. Though oftentimes their contribution to the culture is not reflected in their salaries. For example, Viola Davis was the only Black woman featured on Forbes’ list of the Top 10 highest-paid actresses of 2020. Davis earned $15.5 million thanks to her legendary performance in the role of Annalise Keating in the show “ How to Get Away With Murder” and “ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” on Netflix. Despite this, Black actresses have been able to break through glass ceilings in the face of a global pandemic and continue to build impressive discographies and net worths. Check out some of the most popular Black actresses along with their net worths below. 1. Kerry Washington ($50 million) Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for AFI) According to Forbes, Kerry Washington was the only Black woman to...

Dec 10, 2020

How Cardi B Went From Humble Beginnings to a Net Worth of $28M

If there is one celebrity that has had an almost fairytale “rags to riches” come up, it’s Cardi B. Cardi was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar to a working-class Dominican father and Trinidadian mother. She became financially independent at 19-years-old when she began working as an exotic dancer. The now 27-year-old rapper from The Bronx, New York built her social currency by sharing entertaining stories about her humble beginnings on Instagram. Around this time she began making sponsored Fashion Nova content where influencers can get paid anywhere between hundreds to thousands of dollars per post . The buzz she garnered from her videos led her to join the cast of “Love & Hip Hop New York” in 2015 where she jump-started her music career. During this time Cardi released a remix of Lady Leshurr’s song “Queen’s Speech 4” called “Cheap Ass Weave,” collaborated with other artists, and dropped her first mixtape “Gangsta B**ch Music Vol. 1.” In 2017, she signed a multi-million dollar deal...

Sep 30, 2020

How Kevin Hart Went From Shoe Salesman to A $200M Net Worth

Philidelphia comedian Kevin Hart once worked as a shoe salesman making minimum wage while hustling to make his stand-up comedy dreams come true. Fast forward to 2017 and Forbes reported that Hart became the highest-paid comedian in the world with an insane net worth and racking in a whopping $32.5 million that year. Looking back at Hart’s journey to his now $200 million net worth may appear to be a gradual rise to success but, taking a closer look, it was one with many ups and downs. Before the buzz, he garnered from his comedy tours, including “I’m a Grown Little Man” and “Seriously Funny,” Hart had cameos in movies like “ Soul Plane” and “ Scary Movie 3.” According to The Philadelphia Tribune , his 2011 stand-up special “Laugh at My Pain,” earned more than $15 million in ticket sales. Viral clips of the special also helped grow his social media following and solidify his place as one of the world’s most successful comedians. Hart also became a hit in Hollywood, starring in...

Sep 28, 2020