June 10, 2023


Kendrick Lamar is easily one of the biggest artists in the entire world right now. However, there are plenty of other artists for him to contend with. On a mainstream level, he is really going up against heavyweights such as Drake, J. Cole, Kanye West, and a whole host of others.

“The Big Steppers” is the highest-grossing tour by a rapper as headlining act in history with $110.9 million from 929,000 tickets sold in 73 shows.

— Touring Data (@touringdata) April 26, 2023

Top Tours by Rappers:

#1 #KendrickLamar, “The Big Steppers”

#2 #Drake, “Aubrey & the Three Migos”

#3 #Drake & #Future, “Summer Sixteen”

#4 #KanyeWest & #JayZ, “Watch the Throne”

#5 #KendrickLamar, “Damn”

#6 #TravisScott, “Astroworld”

— Touring Data (@touringdata) April 26, 2023

According to @touringdata on Twitter, Kendrick Lamar is now the rapper with the highest-grossing tour in the history of music. So far, he has sold 929K tickets across 73 shows. This has brought in $110.9 million. Furthermore, this record has allowed him to surpass Drake, who had the record previously. Drake’s “Aubrey & The Three Migos” tour is now second on the list, while his “Summer Sixteen” tour is third. Additionally, “Watch The Throne,” “Damn,” and “Astroworld” are the tours that round out the Top 6.

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