The-Dream, Co-Author, Rihanna's 'Umbrella'
TRACK SALES: 4 million
ALBUM SALES: 2.72 million
TOTAL SONGWRITING ROYALTIES: $611,520
"Umbrella," one of the most recognizable pop hits of the last decade, has been covered around the world, featured on Glee, included in video games, and dominated awards shows and radio playlists. The $611,520 is a low estimate for total income, given all these extra revenues. But all the royalties must be split among Jay-Z, The-Dream, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (known for his work with Britney, Beyoncé and others) and Kuk Harrell (the vocal producer who today works on American Idol).