Although some of these bands are old school rock stars, but there music still stirs the new generation on its beat. These bands music and beautiful lyrics are imprinted on the souls of their fans. Most of these bands are known for winning dozens of awards and making platinum record sales.
Music bands are also popular, as they bring together people of different culture, with distinct talent and voices, mixing it all up and creating a beautiful record. In order to honour these music bands, we have decided to list the most popular and richest bands in the world in 2018. These bands have been ranked based on their net worth data.
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10. Fifth Harmony – $22 Million
This is one of the most popular American girl groups, which was created in 2012. Fifth Harmony originally consisted of five members Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Camilla Cabello, Dinah Jane, and Normani Kordei. They were discovered by a reality show named The X Factor. They instantly became popular with their first two albums ‘Better Together’ and ‘Reflection’. They have just started off their careers and have already sold 424,000 albums, winning dozens of awards.
9. Rascal Flatts – $34 Million
Rascal Flatts are known for their soulful country music. This band was formed in 1999, with three members named Gary Levox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus. Over 13 of their singles have topped the Country Airplay and Billboard Hot Country Songs. ‘Bless the Broken Road’ and ‘What Hurts the Most’ are amongst their most loved tracks in the world. They have made over 11 studio albums, in which more than 23 songs have been a major success.
8. Muse – $35 Million
Muse is a popular rock band from Britain, who has made over $76 Million with only 63 shows over the last year. They first became popular, when their songs got listed in Hollywood movie ‘Twilight’s’ soundtracks. Muse was formed in 1994, and with its three pillars Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. They are known for creating art rock, electronic, hard rock, alternative rock and progressive rock music. They have made 7 albums, and are particular popular for their concerts.
7. AC/DC – $35 Million
One of the oldest and the most loved rock band in the world, AC/DC is still amongst the highest paid band in the world. AC/DC is a well-known Australian rock bank which was formed in 1973. They like to categorize themselves as a “rock and roll” band however you can find elements of heavy metal, and hard rock in their music. It currently consists of four members, Angus Young, Stevie Young, Axl Rose and Chris Slade. They have sold over 22 million records in the America alone. They have ranked as the best bands of “100 Greatest Artists in the world” by several magazines. They have won multiple awards for their musical works, and have made over 17 albums in the world.
6. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – $38 Million
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is a heartland rock band, which was formed in 1976. It consists of 7 members, including Tom Petty, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair, Steve Ferrone, Scott Thruston and Mike Campbell. Most of their work was released and sold under the name “The Heartbreakers”. They have only released 3 solo albums under the name of Petty, releasing one of their most successful albums named ‘Full Moon Fever’. They are amongst the highest paid bands who demands Millions for their each date.
5. Dave Matthews Band – $51 Million
Dave Matthews Band aka DMB is a popular rock band, who was formed in 1991. It consists of seven members, including the Dave Matthews, Stefan Lessard, Boyd Tinsley, Carter Beauford, Tim Reynolds, Rashawn Ross and Jeff Coffin. They have made over 9 studio albums. DMB was formed in 1991, are they targeted music genres like rock, funk rock, jazz fusion and pop rock in the earlier stage of their career. They have sold record worth over 50 Million worldwide, which makes them 5th richest band in the world.
4. The Eagles – $60 Million
The Eagle is the most popular ageless rock stars of America. They were originally formed in 1971. The Eagle consists of three members now, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh. They have in hiatus thrice in their career. They have sold over $150 million worth records. Eagles are a 6 time Grammy winner band, with six no.1 albums and 5 American Music Awards. They are known for making rock, soft sock, and country music. ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Witchy Woman’, ‘Desperado’ and ‘Best of My Love’ etc are some of their most popular works.
3. The Black Eyed Peas – $61 Million
They are one of the bestselling bands in the music history of America. This band consists of well-established singers Will.I.AM, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie, who have also creating an identity individually. They have sold 76 Million records, including their singles and albums. Their album ‘Monkey Business’ was a 4x Platinum in America. Some of their hit songs include ‘Don’t Lie’, ‘I Gotta Feeling’, ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and ‘Imma Be’ etc. They make pop, Edm and hip hop music. They were original formed in 1992. They have won 3 Grammy’s including multiple other awards.
2. Bon Jovi – $125 Million
Now this band doesn’t need an introduction, they have been making music together since 1983. Bon Jovi is amongst the best and the most popular rock band in America. It consists of 5 members Jon Bon Jovi (lead Singer), David Bryan (Pianist & keyboardist), Tico Torres (Drummer), Phil X (Guitarist) and Hugh McDonald (Bassist). They are known for creating and experimenting with arena rock, glam metal, pop rock, and hard rock music. According to Forbes in the last 16 – 12 months Bon Jovi’s concerts have grossed a collection of $200 million, by playing only at 74 shows.
1. U2 – $195 Million
U2 is a popular Irish rock band, who has been blessing the world with its beautiful work since 1976. It consists of 4 members, Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. They initially started their band creating rock music, but have also experimented with post-punk and alternative rock. These timeless rockers, has only recently wrapped up their 2 year trek tour, which sold tickets worth $700 Million, in which they played for over 7 million people according to Forbes.com. They have created 13 successful studio albums in their entire career till date.
These are some of the richest and highest earning bands in the world, who have and are creating a musical legacy for their fans, who can enjoy their music till eternity.