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Burna Boy Sets Record for Highest-Grossing Tour by African Artiste

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, widely known as Burna Boy, has set a groundbreaking record for the highest-grossing tour by an African artiste. His ‘I Told Them’ tour grossed an impressive $15.5 million from 15 shows, with revenue from six more concerts yet to be reported.

This milestone was disclosed by the American tour statistics company, Touring Data, in a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday.

Burna Boy not only set the record for the overall tour but also achieved the highest-grossing arena concert by an African artist in the United States. His performance at the Capital One Arena in Washington on March 7, 2024, grossed $1.725 million, surpassing his previous record at TD Garden in Boston.

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Additionally, Burna Boy’s concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on March 12 featured an average ticket price of $172.76, making it the most expensive concert by an African artiste in history.

His Canadian tour also broke records, grossing $5.7 million from six shows, marking the highest earnings for an African artiste in Canada.

Touring Data provided detailed statistics for the tour:
– Total Revenue: $15,469,395 ($1,031,293 average per show)
– Total Tickets Sold: 156,646 (10,443 average per show)
– Average Ticket Price: $98.75
– Shows Reported: 15 out of 21

This remarkable achievement underscores Burna Boy’s growing influence and popularity on the global stage, solidifying his status as a leading figure in the music industry.