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Burna Boy Sets Record as Highest-Grossing African Artist in U.S. with ‘I Told Them’ Tour


After releasing his 2023 album ‘I Told Them,’ Burna Boy embarked on a worldwide tour, selling out iconic venues across America, Europe, and the Caribbean. In a groundbreaking achievement, Burna Boy has become the African artist with the highest-grossing concert in the United States.

According to a post shared by Touring Data on June 13, 2024, Burna Boy grossed $1.725 million during his ‘I Told Them’ tour at the Capital One Arena in Washington on March 7, 2024. This accomplishment surpasses his previous record set at the TD Garden in Boston. This historic milestone solidifies Burna Boy’s status as the leading African artist globally as he continues to achieve unprecedented success.

Earlier in the year, Burna Boy made history by becoming the first African artist to perform at the Grammy main ceremony, sharing the stage with 21 Savage and Brandy for a performance of his hit single ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’. At the 66th Grammys, Burna Boy also became the first Nigerian artist to receive a nomination outside the global categories, with his song ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’ earning a nod for Best Melodic Rap Performance.

Burna Boy kicked off 2024 on a high note with his guest appearance on the remix of Titom & Yuppe’s ‘Twala Bam,’ which made history by becoming the first South African lead song to reach the summit of the TurnTable Top 100.

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