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Remember when Apple bought Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Music for a cool $3 billion last May? We do. And that deal secured Dre the top spot on Forbes highest-paid musicians list for 2014.

“Dr. Dre took home $620 million this year before taxes, thanks largely to that deal, making him the world’s top-earning musician of 2014,” Forbes reports. “More remarkably, that number also marks the largest single-year haul of any musician, ever.”

Not only did he take home the most of any musician in history in one yearbut Dre also out-earned the second highest earner, Beyoncé, who made a paltry $115 million by comparison. According to Forbes, it’s also the biggest disparity between the No. 1 and 2 spots ever.

Makes you look at those Beats headphones in a whole new light, doesn’t it?

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