The Weeknd surpasses Michael Jackson’s record for the highest-grossing tour by a Black artist


The Weeknd sets new music records by surpassing late pop star Michael Jackson’s record of the highest-grossing black artist.

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as the Weeknd, is a Canadian pop star released his fourth album in 2020 with hit songs like ‘Blinding Light’ and ‘After Hours’ gaining lots of approval from music lovers.

Business Media platform Wealth, Reported that The Weeknd has made history after his “After Hours Till Dawn Stadium Tour” surpassed Micheal Jackson’s 1987 “Bad Tour”, which grossed $311 million after adjusting for inflation.

Announcing this Wealth posted a picture of The Weeknd and Michael Jackson side by side and captioned it, “A record previously set by Michael Jackson, $313m (adjusted), just got broken by The Weeknd’s “After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour”. He now holds the record for the tour by a Black artist.

Many social media users have mixed reactions to this news.

elcapoogguod says: “stop comparing ‘the weekend’ to the Goat”

ianhomebuyer says: “Weekend isn’t close to anything Michael Jackson has ever done”

While tharamendoza says: “Guys Michael Jackson set the record back in the 80’s and he’s been dead for almost 15 years.”Someone was bound to pass it eventually

The Weekend holds the record for the highest monthly listeners on Spotify.

Omachi Agnes
Omachi Agnes
Omachi Agnes is a Tourism Studies graduate, a professional tour operator, and an actress, She is a core believer that kindness saves the day. If Agnes is not blogging, you can find her exploring the world and taking beautiful pictures while at it.

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