As we get closer to 2013, you can expect more and more year-end lists to roll out. Forbes just dropped their own list, which ranks the top 25 highest-paid musicians of 2012.

If you've been keeping up with their previous rankings—including the one for the highest-paid celebrities—plenty of the names on here will be familiar. Others might be more surprising, but some quick Googling will reveal exactly why they made bank in the past 12 months.

Read on to see who raked in the most cash in 2012. Peep the full breakdown over at Forbes.

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