By Onyinye Ugwu
British singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, has broken the all-time record for the for most cash made from a tour in a single year, raking in a whopping sum of £342Million in the year 2018
The 27-year-old earned £937k per day and his ‘Divide’ tour sold 4.9million tickets to beat American singer, Taylor Swift, who earned a total of £244million from her Reputation tour.
The Carters, Jay-Z and Beyonce came third as they took home £201m for their On The Run II stadium tours after selling a total of 2.2m tickets.
Here are the top ten most lucrative tours of 2018.
1. Ed Sheeran £342m – 4.9m tickets sold
2. Taylor Swift £244m – 2.9m tickets sold
3. Jay-Z and Beyonce £201m – 2.2m tickets sold
4. P!nk £134m – 1.29m tickets sold
5. Bruno Mars £132m – 1.29m tickets sold
6. The Eagles £131m – 964k tickets sold
7 Justin Timberlake £119m – 1.19m tickets sold
8 Roger Waters £104m – 1.5m tickets sold
9 U2 £100m – 927,034 tickets sold
10 The Rolling Stones £92m – 751k tickets sold