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The Rolling Stones Top List Of Highest Grossing Acts Since 1990
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Rolling Stones Top List Of Highest Grossing Acts Since 1990
The Rolling Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and Bon Jovi have topped a new Billboard list of the 25 highest-grossing touring artists in the era from 1990 through 2014 -- all five of whom have eached grossed over $1 billion. The Stones topped the list grossing an astounding $1,565,792,382; U2 came in second with $1,514,979,793; and "The Boss" -- Bruce Springsteen -- rounded off the Top Three with a whopping $1,196,116,507.
 
Over 50 years after being pegged the bad boys of rock, Mick Jagger admits that the Rolling Stones were particularly mellow seeing as how crazy the rock world became by the end of the 1960's: "In those days, what the press portrayed as wild, was actually in our world now, quite tame, y'know? But, for those days people were very easily shocked. You've got to remember it was still a very shockable society there wasn't the kind of scandal mongering quite in this way as there is now, which is kind sort of scandal on a daily basis -- there's a stable diet of it, I think. But they love scandal, of course, the newspapers, so they used to play it up a lot. So even though we didn't do that many shocking things in the early days (laughs) people were easily shocked."
 
The Top 25 Highest-Grossing Artists Between 1990 and 2014 via Billboard:
 
1. The Rolling Stones - Gross: $1,565,792,382
2. U2 - Gross: $1,514,979,793
3. Bruce Springsteen - Gross: $1,196,116,507
4. Madonna - Gross: $1,140,230,941
5. Bon Jovi - Gross: $1,030,082,884
6. Elton John - Gross: $786,791,043
7. Dave Matthews Band - Gross: $776,969,736
8. Celine Dion - Gross: $737,573,927
9. Kenny Chesney - Gross: $752,706,599
10. The Eagles - Gross: $702,110,908
11. The Police / Sting - Gross: $556,114,962
12. Roger Waters - Gross: $547,305,412
13. Paul McCartney - Gross: $505,534,809
14. Billy Joel - Gross: $499,978,726
15. Rod Stewart - Gross: $497,033,399
16. Neil Diamond - Gross: $465,448,371
17. Metallica - Gross: $432,816,245
18. Aerosmith - Gross: $417,573,638
19. George Strait - Gross: $405,034,063
20. Jimmy Buffett - Gross: $402,756,057
21. Coldplay - Gross: $378,359,252
22. Toby Keith - Gross: $361,256,245
23. Cher - Gross: $351,625,611
24. Fleetwood Mac / Stevie Nicks - Gross: $349,906,931
25. AC/DC - Gross: $337,879,092

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