It's good to be Queen; the band earned more money from album sales than any other musical act in 2019, according to Billboard's Money Makers list. 60% of the band's overall revenue in 2019 came from Queen's extensive music catalog, earning over $20 million in artist royalties.
Metallica sold some albums in 2019, too. The band's catalog earned them $8.4 million in artist and publishing royalties.
While both Queen and Metallica sold plenty of recorded music, they couldn't out-earn the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger and company were number one on Billboard's Money Makers list for 2019, earning $65 million. Over $60 million of that alone came from touring.