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Ed Sheeran Rises Up The UK Rich List              The Full Story:

The “Sunday Times” annual Rich List is coming out Sunday, revealing the earnings of the UK's top musicians, and Ed Sheeran is climbing up the rankings.

Ed lands at number 35 on the list, with earnings of $108 million, and making him the second wealthiest musician under the age of 30, just behind Adele, who once again is the wealthiest musician under 30, with earnings of $189 million.

Topping the list this year is Sir Paul McCartney, along with his wife Nancy Shevel, who are worth over $1.1 billion dollars, with several other musicians making the Top Ten. In addition to McCartney, U2 lands in third place with $769 million, followed by Sir Elton John in fourth with $405 million and Sir Mick Jagger with $351 million.

Top Ten On "Sunday Times’" Rich List

Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevel $1.1 billionLord Lloyd-Webber $1 billionU2 $769 millionSir Elton John $405 millionSir Mick Jagger $351 millionKeith Richards $331 millionOlivia and Dhani Harrison $310 millionSir Ringo Starr $297 millionMichael Flatley $273 millionSting $260 million

*LIST* Top Songs On Prom-Related Playlists              

As the school year winds down, a lot of kids will be headed to the prom, and the big dance, of course, needs great music.

Well, YouTube just revealed the most popular songs teens are putting on their prom playlists, breaking it own into two lists, most popular classic tracks, and most popular songs released in 2018.

When it comes to contemporary songs Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” tops the list, followed by Bruno Mars and Cardi B’sFinesse,” while the classic list is topped by Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” followed by a-Ha’s “Take On Me.” Check out the two lists below:

Top 10 Classic Songs For Prom-Related Playlists 

1.Rick Astley - "Never Gonna Give You Up"a-ha - "Take On Me"Europe - "Carrie"Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way"ABBA - "Dancing Queen"Bon Jovi - "Livin' On A Prayer"Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"Cyndi Lauper - "Time After Time"

Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue Added To Billboard Music Awards              

The Billboard Music Awards is bringing some nostalgia to the show. Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue, who had the number three hit “Whatta Man” back in 1994, have just been added to the show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Salt-N-Pepa becoming the first female rap artists to land in the “Billboard” Hot 100 Top 40. 

“Thirty years later, we’re still Pushing It all over the world and we’re still loved and celebrated by fans we grew up with as well as new fans,” Salt-N-Pepa said in a statement. “Looking back at all the barriers we’ve broken as women in this very male dominated genre of music, being the first two female rappers to break the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 is right up there as one of the best moments of our amazing career. We are blessed.” 

The acts join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, BTS, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato, as well as Janet Jackson and host Kelly Clarkson.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air May 20th on NBC.

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