J. Cole Earned More Than Any Other Rapper in 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 24:  J. Cole performs at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

J. Cole Earned More Than Any Other Rapper in 2015

His earnings all come from his music, too.

Published May 6, 2016

While everyone is watching Drake rake in dollar bills, a new report has revealed which rapper was the highest earning artist in 2015.

Ladies and gentlemen, a sincere round of applause for J. Cole.

As reported, he stacked more money than any rapper in 2015, based solely on his music sales alone.

In a new report published by Billboard, it was released that J. Cole was the highest earning emcee, taking home a total of $8.8 million, with more than half of it ($5.5 million) coming from touring alone.

While he only released the Dreamville compilation, Revenge of the Dreamers II, in 2015, he made $1.5 million in sales, $1.1 million from publishing and $788,000 from streaming. His successes in 2015 stem from the popularity of his 2014 album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

As reported, The Weeknd made $8.6 million in music earnings, while Drizzy hit $7.4 million and Nicki Minaj made $6.3 million. 

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Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)


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