Daughtry, The Police Are Billboard’s Big Money-Makers

fergie Daughtry, The Police Are Billboards Big Money MakersAn American Idol loser and the woman who made one of the worst televised performances of the year topped Billboard’s charts in 2007. Daughtry, a rock band lead by American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, is the most successful artist and Fergie is the No. 2 female artist (behind another American Idol alum, Carrie Unverwood). Fergie is also the leading Pop 100 artist of 2007 and the top selling-artist on Hot Digital Songs and Hot Digital Tracks. Sigh.

At least, The Police earned No. 1 on the year’s top tours tally. They had the highest-grossing tour, bringing in $212 million (and counting), while the Genesis reunion tour lagged way behind in second place with a $129 million total. Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveShow took third.

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