Madonna Extends Her Reign as Highest-Grossing Touring Solo Artist in Billboard History
Madonna Nation, kindly come right this way to collect your latest receipts.
The Queen of Pop has yet another reason to celebrate the completion of her massively successful (and reliably controversial) Rebel Heart Tour: According to the chart company, Madonna has officially raked in over $1.31 billion in ticket sales in her career, extending her reign as the top grossing touring solo act in Billboard Boxscore history. (M-Dolla, indeed.)
With the wrap of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour on March 20 in Sydney, the pop superstar solidifies her status as the highest-grossing solo touring artist in Billboard Boxscore history. Based on Billboard’s Boxscore archives that stretch back to 1990, her overall concert grosses reached $1.31 billion with the tour’s final show. The Rebel Heart trek grossed $169.8 million from 1,045,479 tickets sold at 82 performances.
Not only that, but the “Living For Love” icon is also the third top-grossing touring act in Billboard Boxscore history, just pulling ahead of Bruce Springsteen.
Overall, Madonna ranks third on all-time top-grossing Billboard Boxscore list, with just The Rolling Stones ($1.84 billion) and U2 ($1.67 billion) ahead of her. Madonna is also one of only six artists — and the only woman — who have topped the $1 billion mark in overall concert grosses since 1990.
The top-grossing shows on the Rebel Heart Tour were in Tokyo with $9.6 million earned back in February, while her Madison Square Garden shows in New York City raked in $5.2 million last September, according to Billboard. She first became the highest grossing touring solo act in 2009 with the Sticky & Sweet Tour. Springsteen then surpassed her…until now.
Not too shabby for a dancer from Detroit with a dream.
Madonna Brings the ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ to Madison Square Garden