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Bieber and Buble among top 10 highest-paid musicians: Forbes

Justin Bieber (left) and Michael Buble

Better make that Crazy Rich.

Michael Buble has come in at No. 5 on the Forbes list of the world's 25 highest-paid musicians.

Forbes says the 35-year-old British Columbia crooner, whose latest hit album is Crazy Love, earned $70 million from May 2010 to May 2011 through his concert tour, heavy radio play and strong album sales.

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Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber of Stratford, Ont., ranked No. 9 with $53 million, making him the youngest on the list.

His money makers over the past year included an international tour, a new album, the biopic Never Say Never and a perfume line.

Irish rockers U2 top the list at $195 million, made largely through what Forbes calls "the most lucrative tour in the history of music."

Coming in No. 2 is Bon Jovi with $125 million earned through a tour and a greatest hits album.

British hitmaker Elton John clinched the No. 3 spot at $100 million and pop spectacle Lady Gaga is No. 4 with $90 million.

Rounding out the Top 10: Paul McCartney at No. 6 ($67 million); the Black Eyed Peas at No. 7 ($61 million); the Eagles at No. 8 ($60 million); and Dave Matthews Band at No. 10 ($51 million).

Forbes says its numbers encompass all pretax income earned from May 2010 to May 2011, before subtracting agent and manager fees.

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The totals were compiled with the help of data from Pollstar, RIAA and others, as well as interviews with industry insiders.

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