Drake Makes Rap History Earning Over $5M from Recent D.C. Show

The achievement also marks the rapper’s highest-grossing concert ever.

Drake makes history yet again after becoming the first rapper ever to earn over $5 million in a single arena concert.

According to Touring Data, the “Rich Flex” emcee’s back-to-back shows in Washington, D.C.  on July 28 and 29, at the Capital One Arena earned a total of $10.064 million across both dates, selling an average of $5.032 million in ticket sales each day.

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The outlet recorded a reported 34,303 attendees, with ticket prices averaging $293.40. The milestone also marks the highest-grossing concert of the Canadian rapper’s career.

Given the tour’s current trajectory, Drake does have the potential to break Kendrick Lamar’s “Big Steppers Tour.” The 2022  73-show tour—which went across the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand—sold a total of 929,000 tickets, earning $110.9 million. Lamar currently holds the title for the highest-grossing hip-hop tour of all time.

Drake acknowledged the achievement during a recent Montreal stop during a performance of “Started From the Bottom.”

The “God’s Plan” rapper is set to resume his tour in Milwaukee on Friday, August 4. However, his scheduled concert on August 6 has since been canceled due to “logistically impossible” production demands.

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