Bad Bunny breaks world tour record
The Future. Thanks to a back-to-back arena and stadium tour, Bad Bunny (aka Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) broke the all-time touring revenue record in a single calendar year — $435.38 million, beating Ed Sheeran’s 2019 Divide tour by a couple million. Considering the global success, it may be safe to say that Latin music is the most important genre in music at the moment.
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Bad Bunny has had a bangin’ year.
- According to Pollstar, his El Último Tour del Mundo arena tour, which ran from February to April, grossed $113 million — more than the highest projections.
- Seeing sky-high demand, Bad Bunny and his team then put together the stadium-centric World’s Hottest Tour from August to this month, which seems to have grossed a total of $322.38 (it was $270.3 million as of November 16).
Having also scored the top spot for most-streamed artist on Spotify and nabbing the “Artist of the Year” honor from Apple Music, it’s no wonder the Puerto Rican rapper is taking a break from breaking records.
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Bad Bunny’s numbers have contributed to an overall terrific year for live music (all that pent-up COVID demand), which is up 13.2% from the highs of 2019 for a record gross total of $6.28 billion.
And according to Live Nation, 16 tours grossed over $100 million, including Elton John, Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe, Harry Styles, and Kenny Chesney. A little something for everyone.