Many in the industry were discussing the “comeback” of Taylor Swift last year and how successful it was. The country-pop singer released her 6th studio album in November of 2017 on her label through Universal Music Group.
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According to the recently released financial reports from Vivendi (UMG’s parent company), Swift was the highest grossing artist in 2017 – beating out Kendrick Lamar, Drake, The Weeknd and Luis Fonsi, all of whom had phenomenal years in 2017.
Swift brought in the most revenue though.
According to Music Business Worldwide:
Reputation was also Universal’s biggest-selling (on a monetary basis) record release in the calendar 12 months.
Here’s the Top 10 grossing artists for 2017 for Universal Music Group.
- Taylor Swift – Reputation
- Kendrick Lamar – Damn
- Drake – More Life
- The Weeknd – Starboy
- Luis Fonsi – Despacito & Mis Grandes Éxitos
- Various Artists – Moana OST
- Imagine Dragons – Evolve
- The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s
- Post Malone – Stoney
- Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All