Born Laura Pergolizzi, but known more popularly as LP, this American singer and songwriter has had success both behind and on the stage. The singer may not be in the lime-light as much as the rest of the folks on the list, but LP is behind some really iconic songs. In fact, she was the one who wrote the massively popular Rihanna hit “Cheers to That”. She has also written for Cher, the Backstreet Boys, Leona Lewis, Mylène Farmer, Céline Dion and Christina Aguilera.
While she’s not always center stage, LP has released albums in the past, including ‘Suburban Sprawl and Alcohol’, ‘Forever for Now’, ‘Lost on You’, and more. In 2012, she was dubbed artist of the week in Vogue Magazine, and in 2018, her hit song “Lost on You” reached commercial success of massive proportions when it topped the charts of thirteen different countries. It was announced on Instagram in 2019 that she will be doing some vocals for a soon to be released Linkin Park Album.
Adam Levine rose to fame with Maroon 5, but he's definitely had a very lucrative career, having a net worth of $120 million. With Maroon 5, Levine won 3 Grammys, 3 AMAs, a World Music Award, and an MTV Music Video Award. From 2005 to 2019, Levine has collaborated with countless artists, and released several multi-platinum albums.
For eight years, from 2011 to 2019, Adam Levine was a coach on NBC's extremely popular reality talent show, 'The Voice'. He's also acted in several shows, including 'Broad City', 'American Horror Story: Asylum', 'Top Chef Masters', '30 Rock', 'CSI: NY', and many others.
Commonly named the "Queen of Pop", Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in mainstream popular music since the 1980s. She is also famous for her imagery in music videos and spectacles on stage. She has reinvented both her music and image multiple times, all while maintaining good standing within the recording industry. Besides creating a little bit of drama and some controversy, her music has been praised by fans and critics. Other artists often say Madonna has been a great musical influence.
Having sold over 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Rolling Stone included her in the lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, as well as the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
Jimmy Buffett is best known for his "island escapism" lifestyle vibe in his music. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Jimmy Buffett has recorded many hit songs, including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". His devoted base of fans is known as "Parrotheads".
Aside from his successful career in music, Buffett was also a best-selling writer and was involved in two restaurant chains, named after two of his best-known songs; he owned the chain of restaurants, Margaritaville Cafe, and he also co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain.
John Royce "Johnny" Mathis was musically educated from a young age, and grew up to be a multitalented musical artist. Because of his Latin heritage, his discography includes traditional Brazilian and Spanish music, but also soul, R&B, soft rock, blues, country music, and even disco. Mathis has also recorded 6 Christmas albums! This superstar has sold more than 350 million records and has been listed on 73(!) Billboard charts, making him the third best selling musician in the 20th century. His awards include the honorary Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and he's also an been inductee of the Grammy Hall of Fame (for three different recordings), as well as the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.
He owes his fortune to his lucrative career, reportedly selling 350 million albums worldwide of which he wrote and co wrote many of the songs featured, but he's also made wise investment with his money over the years. He owns restaurant chains, stocks and holdings, owns a football team, and has even dabbled in the fashion business. Not to mention that Johnny Mathis is one of the few artists of his caliber that can still sell out tickets whenever he goes on your tours and appearances. Not only is Mathis a talented musician but he's also a gourmet cook, and has published a cookbook inn the past, and a gifted athlete, especially in his younger days. It is said that he could have potentially been an Olympic athlete if he had missed the tryouts for the high jump. He remains an avid golfer to this day.