J. Cole Named The Highest Paid Rapper Of 2015

J. Cole was the highest paid rapper in 2015.

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Today Billboard released their 40 highest paid musicians of 2015 list and topping the list in hip-hop is J. Cole who took an overall spot of 27th on the list.

You may be thinking what about Drake and how he signed the supposed 19 million dollar deal with Apple but this list is based off of only music sales, streaming, publishing and touring.

J. Cole racked in a total of $8.8 million in 2015. $1.5m coming from sales, $788.0k coming from streaming, $1.1m coming from publishing and touring brought him $5.5m.

Familiar names like The Weeknd, Drake and Nicki Minaj also made the list. The Weeknd took the 28th spot with $8.6 million, Drake took 32nd with $7.4m and Nicki Minaj took 39th with $6.3m.

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[sources: billboard]