Bon Jovi had the biggest international music tour of 2013, according to this year’s Billboard’s rankings.
The rock band played to more than 2 million fans during 90 sell-out shows, grossing $205 million.
Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour was second on the list, followed by singer Pink.
The Rolling Stones were at number six, raking in $126 million from 23 shows.
Bon Jovi had the biggest international music tour of 2013
They finished behind Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, who were fourth on the list after grossing $147 million from 53 shows.
Rihanna was at number five in the rankings after she played to more than 1.5 million fans during the year, bringing in $137 million.
It is the third time a tour by Bon Jovi has finished as Billboard‘s highest grossing of the year.
The band – which is fronted by Jon Bon Jovi – previously achieved the feat in 2008 and 2010.
This year’s Because We Can tour began in February and finishes at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday.
Other British, or part-British bands, to make the Billboard list included Depeche Mode at number nine, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters (11), boy band One Direction (12), Paul McCartney (16), Fleetwood Mac (17) and heavy metal band Iron Maiden at 25.
The lone classical musician to make the list was Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, who came in 20th place after raking in nearly $50 million from his 70 performances.
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Madonna has been named the highest-paid musician in 2012 by trade publication Billboard, beating Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters.
Madonna, 54, has topped the annual rundown of the top money-makers for the second time in five years.
The singer’s 88-date MDNA world tour, 2012’s most successful, helped her take home $34.6 million, Billboard said.
Concerts account for 68.9% of the total revenues for the 40 artists on the list, which estimates annual earnings.
According to the figures, compiled using Boxscore concert data and Nielsen SoundScan sales information, Bruce Springsteen came a close second.
Bruce Springsteen earned $33.4 million after touring to sold-out stadiums and arenas on the back of his number one album Wrecking Ball.
Strong merchandise sales helped with his earnings, with Bruce Springsteen’s live shows making up 92% of his overall revenue.
Roger Waters came third with earnings from his large scale The Wall Live tour estimated at $21 million.
Van Halen were in fourth position with $20 million after touring in support of their album A Different Kind of Truth.
Speaking about the list, Billboard editorial analyst Glenn Peoples said the most money “always comes from high-paying live performances”.
He said: “Ironically, the most popular touring artists are usually well past their peaks on the album sales charts.”
The rest of the top 10 included country music veteran Kenny Chesney in fifth, followed by the Dave Matthews Band, country’s Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean, and British band Coldplay.
Madonna has been named the highest-paid musician in 2012 by trade publication Billboard
Canadian teen star Justin Bieber completed the top 10, earning up to $16 million, of which $10 million came from his sold-out Believe tour.
“The entire top 10 averaged 84.2% of their income from concerts, and the number would have been higher, if not for Justin Bieber’s mere 60.1% share at number 10 dragging down the average,” said Glenn Peoples.
Madonna is the only woman in the top 10 after last year’s victor Taylor Swift fell to 15th place because she did not tour last year.
Taylor Swift still did well, earning $12.7 million from more than three million digital albums and 15.6 million digital songs.
Meanwhile, Adele, who had the biggest-selling album of the year in the US in 2011 and 2012, came in 11th place, earning $14 million.
Adele did not tour last year but took the year out to have a baby while her second album 21 continued to sell well in physical and digital formats.
2013 Top Money Makers
1 Madonna – $34.6 million
2 Bruce Springsteen – $33.4 million
3 Roger Waters – $21 million
4 Van Halen – $20 million
5 Kenny Chesney – $19.1 million
6 Dave Matthews Band – $18.9 million
7 Tim McGraw – $18.3 million
8 Jason Aldean – $17.6 million
9 Coldplay – $17.3 million
10 Justin Bieber – $15.9 million
Adele has been named Billboard’s top artist of 2012, while her hit record 21 was named top album of the year in the music magazine’s annual review.
Adele, 24, is the first to receive both accolades two years in a row.
The singer was also named top female artist, with hip hop star Drake named top male artist.
Former X Factor contestants One Direction rounded off a successful year of US invasion after being named top new artist and Maroon 5 were top group.
Adele has been named Billboard’s top artist of 2012, while her hit record 21 was named top album of the year in the music magazine’s annual review
The honors for Adele come in a year which saw her win six Grammy awards and dominate the US charts.
Her second album 21 went straight to number one when it was released in March 2011 and did not leave the top 10 until the beginning of September this year. During that time, it spent 24 weeks at the top spot.
The year’s top three songs were Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe and Fun’s We Are Young respectively.
The magazine’s review is based on chart performance, as well as streaming and social data.
Though she is less than a week old, baby Blue Ivy Carter, the newborn daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z becomes already the youngest person ever to be featured on the Billboard charts.
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s firstborn appears on dad’s newest song, Glory.
Blue Ivy’s cries can be heard at the end of the track.
She was also named as a contributor, her famous father credits B.I.C. at the end of the song.
Jay-Z released Glory online on Monday, the same day he and his wife announced baby Blue Ivy's birth
Jay-Z, 42, released the track online on Monday, the same day he and his wife announced baby Blue Ivy’s birth.
Glory, naturally, immediately became a viral sensation.
The song will enter Billboard’s famous music chart next week at number 74.
It’s only fitting that baby Blue Ivy should already appear in the spotlight given her parents’ award-winning track record.
Jay-Z has won a plethora of trophies, including 15 Grammy Awards.
Beyonce, 30, has won 16 Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, amongst other accolades.
Blue Ivy and her famous parents made quite the exit on Tuesday morning when they left New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital followed by a cavalcade of cars.