U2 are named the world’s top earning musicians in 2018 by Forbes with $118million… as Katy Perry pips rival Taylor Swift by $3million

It’s a Beautiful Day — in fact it’s been a beautiful year — for U2.

The Irish foursome have been named the world’s highest earning musicians for 2018 by Forbes, having netted a staggering $118million.

‘The immortal Irish rockers’ Joshua Tree Tour — celebrating the 30th anniversary of the album of the same name — grossed $316 million, as some 2.7 million fans turned out to make it last year’s most lucrative outing,’ the site explained.

They managed to beat out Coldplay, who snagged second place with a not-too-shabby $115.5million.

The band’s A Head Full Of Dreams Tour grossed more than half a billion dollars in its two-year, five-continent run, putting it behind only U2’s 360 Tour and The Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang Tour on the all-time list.

However, while U2 have to divide their cash four ways, and Coldplay five ways, the world third highest earning musician — Ed Sheeran — got to keep his $110million all to himself.

At just 27-years-old, his billions of song streamings made him the highest earning solo artist of the year.

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