We are all aware that some of our favorite artists earn their money from streaming, but did you ever wonder how much money that comes out to per word!?
Well, numbers are in and 19-year-old Shawn Mendes makes $5,341 per WORD!
Curious as to how studies came up with this number? They count the number of words in the most popular songs released by top artists and then divide the words by how much money each song earned in streams.
Shawn Mendes stopped by the studio a few weeks ago and gave us a HUGE exclusive! He told us that of course he isn't leaving music yet, but he's interested in moving to movies in the future!
Here's a list of the top 5 Highest Earning Musicians Per Lyric:
1. Shawn Mendes Pop/Rock, $5,341.23 for There's Nothing Holding Me Back
2. Marshmello Electronic, $4,597.25, Silence
3. Khalid R&B $4,241.85 Young Dumb & Broke
4. Justin Bieber Pop/Rock $4,079.98 Friends
5. Luis Fonsi Latin $3,798.75 Despacito-Remix