Beyonce is embarking on her new Renaissance tour, and it’s historic for a bunch of different reasons. First off, it’s Beyonce, and she’s historic in her own right.
But Media Take Out is now hearing that Bey’s new tour is estimated to be the biggest tour in human history.
*Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour is estimated to rake in nearly $2.1 billion, according to Forbes. That would be roughly $500 million more than the $1.6 billion Taylor Swift is expected to earn from her current tour, “Eras.”
And that doesn’t include merchandising or streaming rights to the concert, which will likely push that number closer to $3B, Media Take Out estimates.
Forbes notes that the estimates are based on the most optimistic assumptions of the number of fans buying tickets and high average ticket prices of about $700. “Renaissance,” according to the outlet, could gross between $275 million and $2.4 billion from tickets alone by the time it wraps in September.
Forbes contributor Peter Cohan believes Beyoncé is likely to surpass $1 billion in lifetime gross ticket sales by the time she collects her “Renaissance” checks.
Billboard reported that she “has grossed $767.3 million and sold 8.9 million tickets across 375 shows, including those with Jay-Z and the Verizon Ladies First Tour, a co-headline run with Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys in 2004.”
Having sold 200 million records worldwide, Beyoncé is one of the world’s best-selling recording artists. Throughout her career, she has amassed multiple chart-topping singles, including “Check on It,” “Irreplaceable,” “Single Ladies,” and “Break My Soul.” As a featured artist, Beyoncé topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the remixes of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion. With 31 career top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100, she became the first female artist and third overall to achieve at least twenty as a solo artist and ten as a group member.
Beyoncé’s accolades include 32 Grammy Awards, 26 MTV Video Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2014), 24 NAACP Image Awards, 31 BET Awards, and 17 Soul Train Music Awards, all of which are more than any other artist. Her success during the 2000s earned her recognition as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)’s Top Certified Artist of the Decade and Billboard’s Top Female Artist of the Decade. In 2014, Billboard named her the highest-earning black musician of all time. In 2020, Time magazine featured her among a list of 100 women who defined the last century.[1
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