madonna is now the highest-grossing solo tour artist ever
'cause she is a material girl.
Madonna did more just attract global attention for revealing a fans breast onstage when she wrapped her Rebel Heart tour in Sydney, Australia on Sunday. The latest slew of stadium gigs also netted the Queen of Pop a tidy $169.8 million from a total 1,045,479 tickets sold, according to Billboard's calculations. This cements her title as the highest-grossing solo tour artist in Billboard Boxscore history, with a total $1.31 billion earned in tours since 1990's Blonde Ambition World Tour. The only acts that top Magde in Boxscore earnings are The Rolling Stones and U2, with $1.84 billion and $1.67 billion respectively.
Madonna is also the only woman to have ever topped the $1 billion mark in overall concert grosses since 1990, and has held the title of highest-grossing female touring artist for over a decade. That's a lot of Swarovski stage costumes and diamond grills for the OG Material Girl.
Text Hannah Ongley