Burna Boy Sets New Record with Highest-Grossing Tour by an African Artist

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

Touring Data, an American tour statistics company, disclosed this in a series of posts on X on Thursday.

Burna Boy also set a record for the highest-grossing arena concert by an African artist in the United States, earning $1.725 million at the Capital One Arena in Washington on March 7, 2024. This surpassed his previous record at TD Garden in Boston.

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Additionally, his concert at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on March 12, with an average ticket price of $172.76, became the most expensive concert by an African artist in history.

His Canadian tour grossed $5.7 million from six shows, making it the highest for an African artist.

Touring Data tweeted, “I TOLD THEM…, @burnaboy: $15,469,395 Revenue ($1,031,293 avg.), 156,646 Tickets Sold (10,443 avg.), $98.75 Average Price, 15/21 Reported Shows.”

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