19. T.I. – $6 million

The Atlanta-born MC recently took his Grand Hustle label—and his own music—from Warner’s Atlantic to Sony’s Columbia. Paperwork, his first album released under the new arrangement, sold 80,000 copies its opening week. T.I. also pads his coffers with earnings from roles in movies including Get Hard and Ant-Man.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $5.5 million

The “Thrift Shop” duo nearly fell off the list after last year’s career-best $32 million total, dialing down its touring schedule to record a new album, staying on thanks to a handful of lucrative festival dates at the beginning of our scoring period. If the success of “Downtown” is any indication, look for a return to financial glory in 2016.