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NBA YoungBoy Makes $17 Million Per Year On YouTube Reportedly

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again consistently hits over a million views on Youtube for his music video releases and even has some videos hitting the billion mark.  This has made the rapper generate millions per year from video plays.

Recorded-music royalties — from sales, streaming and publishing — collectively grew 56% from $197 million in 2019 to $308 million. Individually, artist streaming royalties increased a whopping 82% year to year, from $106 million to $193 million, and accounted for just under 50% of the top 40 Money Makers’ total income. Sales royalties, digital and physical, were also up 39%, from $42 million to $59 million; a trend that continues so far this year.

According to a tweet sent from DJ Akademiks, who is close with NBA YoungBoy, his YouTube page generates 292 million views a month, which translates to approximately $1.4 million dollars in streaming revenue. That means his yearly numbers are just under $17 million from YouTube alone, clocking in at around $16.8 million.

NBA YoungBoy was named the ninth highest-earning musician of 2020 on Billboard’s Money Makers list with $11.9 million . On the 2020 year’s list, six hip-hop artists who didn’t make the cut for the 2019 list ranked in the top 20. Three of them — Drake, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Lil Baby — placed in the top 10.

YoungBoy has posted 11 music videos that have each racked up more than 100 million YouTube views in the past two years.

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