Now according to the Billboard’s new highest paid musicians of 2015 analysis list, J. Cole had a pretty good 2015. Cole was apparently the highest paid rapper in the year 2015. The North Carolina rapper impressivley earned an impressive $8.8 million (about R131 611 480.00) in total revenue.
In a more detailed breakdown, Billboard also looked at how J. Cole earned that total. He made $5.5 million off touring alone, $1.5 million in album sales, $788,000 in from streaming and $1.1 million in publishing.
Drake and Nicki Minaj were the only other rappers to make the top 40 of Billboard‘s highest paid musicians list. Drake earned $7.4 million last year while Nicki Minaj grabbed $6.3 million in total revenue.