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Beyoncé is the Highest Earning Black Artist of All Time



Beyonce - BN Music - April 2014 -

Queen Bey keeps winning.

Billboard Magazine has named Beyoncé the highest earning black artist of all time.

Mrs Jay Z has overtaken earning records by the late King of Pop Michael Jackson as well as Prince and Janet Jackson, because of the huge success of her “Mrs Carter Show” World Tour.

For the year long tour, Bey raked in $212 million (£126 million). Over 1.8 million tickets across 126 dates were sold.

Her recent dates in Europe, from February to March spanning across 25 dates, earned her $41.1 million (£26m) alone.

Beyoncé will also be touring with Jay Z for the summer. (see it here)


  1. c

    April 30, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Smart work pays…Well done Beyonce…

    • Lecker

      April 30, 2014 at 11:33 am

      true that, not just working but working smart

  2. @edDREAMZ

    April 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

    She is definately a record breaker no doubt and i dont think anyone will break that record anytime soon……


    April 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Queen B!!! I bet some critics will start analyzing why this isn’t true. Lol

    • Brandon Johnson

      April 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Because its not.

  4. Marvel

    April 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Good for her! Always liked Bey but not all her shakey, bum bum dance-steps.

  5. Dani1982

    April 30, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Hummm, I wonder if they considered time value of money in calculating this or if they just based it on raw figures. I find it hard to believe that she would have passed Michael Jackson if they used time value of money to compare….

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      April 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Actually they did. Billboard isn’t dumb.

    • Diezani

      April 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      true. also important to note that the difference is that this is Bey’s paychck from the tour and not what the entire tour made. It made more.

    • tities

      April 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Oh they are not dumb…good you work there and know that for sure.

      Actually MJ’s Bad Tour was to over 4.4million people. Raked in a gross of 125million USD…from 15 countries back in 1988 in 123 dates, more than 10 years ago.

      Bey”s was a reasonable 1.8million tickets sold.

      Mind you Michael Jackson earned 160 million USD last year even while in a coffin.

      So I would suggest we go for a better understanding of what the headline is trying to say or not trying to say.

    • Brandon Johnson

      April 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Actually they didnt. 160 million dollars of the in 1988 is more than 250 million today. Also, MJ earned a 160 million along this year, where beyonce and Jayz combined eared 99 million.

    • Lagos is my home

      April 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      The right up is TOTALLY MISLEADING joor…….Micheal Jackson tour made 4.4 million in number of ticket sold compared to Beyonce of 1.8 million . Beside Micheal Jackson made so much money from other tours and other projects so how do you compare just one tour and say HIGHEST EARNINGs

      The tour done after Michael Jackson died (Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour) earned almost double of Mrs Carter tour……….. WASH HEADLINE

    • Dani1982

      April 30, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Thought as much! @Brandon Johnson, Lagos is my home and tities lol, (that screename though)

  6. Tayo

    April 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    bow down

  7. hudhayfah

    April 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Long live u BeYOnce for feature historical artist

  8. Stephanie

    April 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, beating even Michael Jackson??

  9. fashionandstylepolice

    April 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    She is the Boss indeed.

  10. mamamia

    April 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    This is it tour would have surpassed every every forget all the hype. Mike will forever be a legend and record breaker…

  11. sum1special

    April 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Beyonce is EPIC.

  12. BubblyBliss

    May 2, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Rihanna Navy, where una dey?

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