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eNEWS: Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour Was Highest-Grossing Hip Hop Tour Ever

Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour Was Highest-Grossing Hip Hop Tour Ever
Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour Was Highest-Grossing Hip Hop Tour Ever

Toronto rap superstar, Drake has shattered is for the highest-grossing Hip Hop tour for his Summer Sixteen Tour with Future.

Drake grossed $84.3 million over 56 shows in 38 cities between July 20 and October 8, according to numbers from Pollstar. The average show on the tour drew a crowd of 19,793 fans who paid an average ticket price of $112.08. In total, there were 752,141 tickets sold.

The numbers would’ve been higher if not for an ankle injury that sidelined Drake from the last six shows of the tour.

Despite breaking the all-time record for Hip Hop, Drizzy just missed cracking the Top 10 out of all genres for 2016, coming in at #11. Beyoncé came in at #2 for 2016 by grossing $256.2 million with her Formation Tour’s 49 shows, while Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band took the top spot with a tour that grossed $268.3 million over 76 shows.

Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour was the second-highest grossing Hip Hop tour of 2016, pulling in $52.8 million over 41 shows to land at the 29 spot.

Kanye had previously held the record with Jay Z for their Watch The Throne Tour over 2011 and 2012.

Drake’s now prepping to head back on road for his European tour, which kicks off in Amsterdam on January 21 and ends in Cologne on March 16.

Drake’s promoted the upcoming tour by saying “special guests” will be announced, although Young Thug has strongly hinted at his own inclusion on Instagram.

OVOFBG 🦉💵 EUROPE UP NEXT w/ special guests TBA 🥇

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Video: DRAKE brings out Eminem, Declares Him Greatest Rapper To Ever Touch A Microphone

 

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It looks like all of those rumors about Eminem and Drake’s beef have been put to an end. On Tuesday night, Drizzy brought Eminem onstage during the Canadian’s show at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The entrance, with Em coming up from underneath the stage, was very dramatic.

Drake paid tribute to the hometown hero, bowing down to Eminem and calling him “the greatest rapper ever to get on the microphone.”

Eminem Performed Forever with Drake

The two rappers even snapped a photo together, which Eminem—or whoever runs his Instagram account—titled “Views from The Joe” (as in the Joe Louis Arena)

Views from The Joe. #WelcometoDetroit Photo cred: @jeremydeputat

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Eminem is just the latest high-profile guest to join Drake onstage during his “Summer Sixteen” tour. Kanye West, Lebron James Cam’ron, J.Cole, and more have all graced the stage at various points.