This Canadian born recording artist, lyricist and actor, Aubrey “Drake” Graham first hit our TV screens as Jimmy Brooks from the teen series Degrassi: The Next Generation. It wasn’t until 2006 that he revealed us his rap and singing skills. His first mixtapes were received well and although he was unsigned, he landed features on countless remixes and mixtapes. He eventually caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the genre at that time,which included artist like Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West and Jay-Z.
By the summer of 2009, his single “Best I Ever Had,” had climbed to number 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Record labels were eager to sign him, and Drake eventually signed with Universal Motown in late summer for a reported $2 million. To date, his estimated new worth today is $140 million, making him the fourth richest rapper in the world, according to Forbes. Drake also owns his own line, called October’s Very Own, and also signed with Nike’s Jordan Brand. Other streams of revenue include the Virginia Black Whiskey company, and the Toronto Raptors NBA team, which make sense because Darke’s a huge basketball fan.
Adam Richard Wiles, most famously known as Calvin Harris was born in Scotland, and has become a world renown producer, DJ, singer and songwriter. He experienced success early in his career when he debuted with his album “I Created Disco” which quickly went Gold certified by the British Phonographic Industry. His second album, “Ready for the Weekend”, was also a huge success. He has won “The Music Producers Guild Award”, and won a NME award, MTV Video Music Award, and a Grammy for the Best Short Form Music Video “We Found Love”.
As a child Harris was a huge football fan, and he even aspired to be a football player. But luckily for us, he started experimenting with electronic music in his early teens. Harris started recording music in his small bedroom, and by 21, he got his first taste of success. He sure knows how to write a hit, as he's penned songs for big names like Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Sam Smith and Dizzee Rascal. With an estimated networth of $22 million he's among the richest musician under 30 in the UK and Ireland.
While he is probably more famous these days for being the father of Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus certainly made a name for himself back in the day. And he's got the goods to prove it - the man's net worth does stand at $20 million dollars. In 1996, he released the critically acclaimed album 'Trail of Tears'. Just two years later, he dropped the album 'Shot Full of Love' with Mercury Records. This time however, the album completely tanked. It's safe to say that this loss resulted in heartbreak, as well as the departure from Mercury Records.
Shifting to Christian music, Billy Ray Cyrus bounced up and down the charts for the next few years. Unable to see real success, he decided to take a break. In 2008, the singer made a big comeback and went on to release six more albums. He even made a number one hit and earned a Grammy nomination for his collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X, on the song "Old Town Road".
Don Henley has a massive fortune of $200 million, which is no surprise, considering he is one of the founding members of one of the most famous rock bands in history - The Eagles. As their drummer and co-lead singer, Henley played with the band from 1971 to 1980, when the band broke up. Henley, a singer/songwriter and also record producer, has been reprising Eagles' songs since 1994. But he's also had quite the successful solo career.
Henley's first solo studio album, 'I Can't Stand Still', included his most famous single to date, "Dirty Laundry". It was certified Gold after selling over a million copies nationwide, and reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then, in 1986, Henley won a Grammy for his song "The Boys of Summer". Henley's 1989 album, 'The End of the Innocence' was incredibly successful, and won the artist his second Grammy. Among his most famous songs are "New York Minute", "The Heart of the Matter", and "The Last Worthless Evening".
Buble gained worldwide respect and tons of fans in 2005 with his album It's Time, followed by his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible. That album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and multiple European and Canadian charts. His 2009 album, Crazy Love, debuted at number one after three days of sales, and it remained there for weeks. His holiday album, Christmas, became his third consecutive number one album.
Michael Bublé has won more awards than we can count, including Juno Awards and an impressive four Grammys. He has also sold over 75 million records world-wide..