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Drake Breaks New Record as Highest-Grossing Touring Rap Act



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Drake’s unstoppable ascent in the music industry continues as he shatters yet another record. The 6 God has emerged as the highest-grossing touring rap act, per Billboard reports, solidifying his status as the most financially successful rapper in terms of tour profits. His career boasts over 3.9 million tickets sold and a staggering $473 million in earnings, placing him in a league of his own.

Delving into this achievement reveals intriguing facts. Drake has performed 304 shows across his tours, excluding one-off performances and guest appearances. His first tour show, which took place on April 9, 2010, at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Philadelphia, raked in $191,000. Comparatively, his 2019 show at the O2 Arena in London amassed an astonishing $13.5 million in revenue for him and his team.

In this domain, Jay-Z secures the second spot, accumulating approximately $431 million from 402 shows throughout his career. Notable figures following Drake and Jay-Z include Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Eminem, J. Cole, Tyler, The Creator, Nicki Minaj, among others. Interestingly, the list features some unexpected yet successful artists like $UICIDEBOY$ and The Black Eyed Peas, a surprise addition to the hip-hop realm.

Despite any technicalities, Drake’s achievement remains an impressive testament to his commercial dominance. Considering the sales figures of his best-selling album, it’s evident that his reign across all commercial sectors seems unwavering. Share your thoughts in the comments section and stay tuned for more updates on Drake.

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