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U2 is `World’s Highest-Earning Band’

London: Irish rock band U2 has been named the highest-earning band in the world.

According to Forbes.com, they are estimated to have made 84.9 million pounds, including ticket and merchandise sales and a steady-selling back catalogue, the Telegraph reported.

U2 also signed a 12-year deal in March 2008 with Live Nation worth an estimated 50 million pounds, which includes the live-events company controlling the band’s merchandise, sponsoring, and their official website.

The Forbes.com top-earning musicians of 2010 are:

1. U2 - 84.9 million pounds

2. AC/DC - 74.5 million pounds

3. Beyonce Knowles - 56.8 million pounds

4. Bruce Springsteen - 45.7 million pounds

5. Britney Spears - 41.8 million pounds

6. Jay-Z - 41.1 million pounds

7. Lady Gaga - 40.5 million pounds

8. Madonna - 37.9 million pounds

9. Kenny Chesney - 32.6 million pounds

10. Black Eyed Peas - 31.3 million pounds

10. Coldplay - 31.3 million pounds

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