Drake’s Summer Sixteen tour is the highest grossing in hip-hop history

Toronto’s golden boy Drake has beaten Kayne West and Jay Z’s ‘Watch the Throne’ tour of 2011-2012 to become the highest grossing touring hip-hop artist in history. Summer Sixteen, which is set to hit the UK and Europe under its moniker Boy Meets World over the January-March period, has already grossed $85 million (£69,173,177) across the pond, and is set to make even more.

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With punters sinking on average over £60 a ticket for a chance to glimpse the rap mega star live, its perhaps easy to see why Drake has had a record-breaking tour financially. It’s been speculated also that he could have made more; Drake mysteriously injured his ankle after his energetic Chicago show and was forced to cancel the final leg of his tour.

His UK and European tour will also switch its name and support act when it hits at the end of this month. The Boy Meets World tour will reportedly feature Young Thug as support, instead of Future who followed Drake in Summer Sixteen.

Taylor Swift bagged the top spot for highest grossing world tour; according to Poll Star, she bagged $250 million dollars in total.

With many of his tour dates already sold out, it looks like its going to be another very lucrative few months for Drake. Check below for his Europe based dates.


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