Billboard Names Top 25 Tours of 2011

Published: Sunday 11th Dec 2011 by Sam

As 2011 inches nearer its final curtain call, annual review lists are pouring in a plenty. However, for many music enthusiasts, Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of the year tally proves the one to watch. Indeed, it clears the smoke and mirrors, giving true insight into who exactly is generating the big bucks and has real claim to the “superstar” status dished out all too generously these days.

So without further adieu, this year’s list awaits after the jump. Let’s just say it may surprise a few…

Billboard Top 25 Tours Of 2011

1
U2

Total Gross: $293,281,487 Number of Shows: 44
Total Attendance: 2,887,972 Number of Sell-Outs: 44

Setlist Essential: “Where The Streets Have No Name”

2
Bon Jovi

Total Gross: $192,947,951 Number of Shows: 68
Total Attendance: 1,851,385 Number of Sell-Outs: 68

Setlist Essential: “Wanted Dead Or Alive”

3
Take That

Total Gross: $185,175,360 Number of Shows: 29
Total Attendance: 1,806,473 Number of Sell-Outs: 29

Setlist Essential: “Kidz”
4
Roger Waters

Total Gross: $149,904,965 Number of Shows: 92
Total Attendance: 1,362,993 Number of Sell-Outs: 92

Setlist Essential: “Comfortably Numb”

5
Taylor Swift

Total Gross: $97,368,416 Number of Shows: 89
Total Attendance: 1,356,720 Number of Sell-Outs: 87

Setlist Essential: “You Belong With Me”

6
Kenny Chesney

Total Gross: $84,576,917 Number of Shows: 55
Total Attendance: 1,160,132 Number of Sell-Outs: 37

Setlist Essential: “Somewhere With You”

7
Usher

Total Gross: $74,954,681 Number of Shows: 73
Total Attendance: 922,327 Number of Sell-Outs: 58

Setlist Essential: “DJ Got Us Falling In Love”

8
Lady Gaga

Total Gross: $71,900,434 Number of Shows: 45
Total Attendance: 745,735 Number of Sell-Outs: 43

Setlist Essential: “Born This Way/Edge Of Glory”

9
André Rieu

Total Gross: $67,104,756 Number of Shows: 102
Total Attendance: 657,757 Number of Sell-Outs: 15

Setlist Essential: “Qué Será Será”

10
Sade

Total Gross: $53,178,550 Number of Shows: 59
Total Attendance: 588,693 Number of Sell-Outs: 21

Setlist Essential: “No Ordinary Love”

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11
Michael Bublé

Total Gross: $49,856,921 Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 520,242 Number of Sell-Outs: 36

Setlist Essential: “For Once In My Life”

12
Eagles

Total Gross: $49,759,190 Number of Shows: 24
Total Attendance: 286,684 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

Setlist Essential: “Long Road Out Of Eden”

13
Katy Perry

Total Gross: $48,851,454 Number of Shows: 98
Total Attendance: 1,002,656 Number of Sell-Outs: 54

Setlist Essential: “Firework”

14
Lil Wayne

Total Gross: $46,300,000 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 712,000 Number of Sell-Outs: 14

Setlist Essential: “How To Love”

15
Justin Bieber

Total Gross: $44,124,922 Number of Shows: 35
Total Attendance: 567,544 Number of Sell-Outs: 27

Setlist Essential: “One Less Lonely Girl”

16
Glee Live! In Concert!

Total Gross: $40,854,811 Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 485,852 Number of Sell-Outs: 40

Setlist Essential: “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”

17
NKOTBSB

Total Gross: $40,415,307 Number of Shows: 51
Total Attendance: 609,426 Number of Sell-Outs: 22

Setlist Essential: “The Right Stuff/Larger Than Life”

18
Journey

Total Gross: $39,069,939 Number of Shows:73
Total Attendance: 688,871 Number of Sell-Outs: 17

Setlist Essential: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
19
Britney Spears

Total Gross: $37,100,000 Number of Shows: 39
Total Attendance: 396,000 Number of Sell-Outs:14

Setlist Essential: “Hold It Against Me”

20
Iron Maiden

Total Gross: $33,085,671 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 473,285 Number of Sell-Outs: 17

Setlist: Essential: “The Talisman”

21
Kylie Minogue

Total Gross: $32,559,439 Number of Shows: 41
Total Attendance: 307,135 Number of Sell-Outs: 2

Setlist Essential: “Closer/There Must Be An Angel/Love At First Sight”

22
Neil Diamond
Total Gross: $31,303,070 Number of Shows: 20
Total Attendance: 239,723 Number of Sell-Outs: 4

Setlist Essential: “Sweet Caroline”

23
Enrique Iglesias

Total Gross: $30,811,001 Number of Shows: 38
Total Attendance: 397,857 Number of Sell-Outs: 32

Setlist Essential: “Tonight”

24
Jason Aldean

Total Gross: $27,768,963 Number of Shows: 58
Total Attendance: 790,530 Number of Sell-Outs: 47

Setlist Essential: “See You When I See You”

25
Toby Keith

Total Gross: $27,313,132 Number of Shows: 52
Total Attendance: 673,668 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

Setlist Essential: “Made In America”

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What a fascinating read; one which underscores many an important point. The most potent of which is that, while the US is the largest music market it in the world, it doesn’t mean acts outside that arena can’t make it rain elsewhere. Case, point, example Take That and Kylie Minogue – two acts whose main success is vested everywhere but the US and yet still made the list.

Also beyond the expected suspects, such as GaGa, Britney, and Sade, it was surprising to see Usher‘s latest trek place so high. For, despite his chart success, the tour seemed to go on in the background amidst minimal fanfare. Perhaps, it was just us who weren’t that interested?

In any case, love her or loathe her, Rihanna‘s omission is alo big news. For, the actress embarked on two heavily-backed tours within the catchment period (November 1st 2010 – November 8th 2011); treks which cast her as a “legit performer” and ones fans hoped would finally see her shed her “studio artist tag. And yet, just like the Forbes list, her nasal neigh is M.I.A. Clearly more proof that her “megastar” status is, at best, premature, and more realistically, non-existant. There’s always next year, ay?

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  1. aisha aguilera keys December 11, 2011

    I’m also suprised, Sam

  2. Craggleprice December 11, 2011

    Surprised lady gaga not higher. Espically as she is wanting to do a world record next year. Tbh I’m fed up with how that grape juice has to mention an put rihanna down all the time. Get over it. What has she done to you? She is a money making machine for her label and she produces hits after hit. Her live vocals might not be the best (I have seen her twice) but I think she’s ok. She is only young don’t forget and I take my hat of to her. For someone around my age doing something they enjoy and work hard for and get to go around the whole world and meeting different types of people and backgrounds and live there life instead of sitting in front of a screen working 9-5. I think that grape juice should give her a break and start providing better news and Information instead of providing pointless story’s or rumours of certain celebrity’s.

    Sorry for the rant but it is getting to me. This website was 20 times better long time ago

  3. Lax December 11, 2011

    Rihanna might be,,,,,Missing from action,,,, buttttt not so fast
    “grape juice, not so fast” Keep that dial right where it is,,,,,,,
    And that’s keep it dialed right up to 1-800 RIHANNA And
    another thing i wsnt to say, She has been “MIA” IN/ON
    MANY LIST, charts and in many minds but heeeey like i
    STATED KEEP THAT DIAL LOCKED ON 1-800 RIHANNA!

    WE ALL KNOW THAT GRAMMYS, CHARTS, LISTS, RIGHT
    ALONG WITH THOSE WHO LOEEEEEVE USING RIHANNA
    AS A PUNCHING BAG IS ALWAYS THE BEST AND SUREST
    WAY OF KEEPING THAT TOLIET TISSUE ON THEM ROLLS
    NOW DON’T WE “GRAPE”? WHEN RIHANNA ‘S NAME IS
    OMITTED FROM AWARD SHOWS, FROM THE FORBES LIST
    JUST ANYTHING TO KEEP THE S*** HEADS BRAGGING,
    BOSTING AND MAKING FUN AND GOING STRONGER WITH
    THEIR BULLY PULPIT SERMONS, IS WHAT HELPS THE
    WORLD KEEP GOING AROUND.

    PS
    BEYONCE’S BEE HIVE WILL SURELY HAVE THE MOST FUN
    WITH THIS ONE FOR SURE THEY GO FROM TRYING TO SAY
    THAT BEYONCE IS BETTER THAN EVERY ONE IN THE INDUSTRY
    ALL THE WAY TO TRYING BEYONCE CAN DANCE BETTER THAN
    “CHRIS BROWN ” AND THAT IS THE BIGGEST BALL FACED LIE
    EVER. tHEY ALSO TRIES TO BASH THE HOUND DOG HELL OUT
    OF THE “KING OF POP” MICHAEL JACKSON AND SAY BEYONCE
    IS BETTER THAN THE KING WHENNNN,,,,IN REALTY THE ONLY
    PERSON WHO COMES REMOTELY CLOSE TO THE KING OF
    POP IS,,,,,”CHRIS BROWN” & COMPANY,,,,, IN A SENSE THIS IS
    GREAT THAT RIHANNA DID NOT MAKE THAT LIST, WHICH MEANS
    THAT BEYONCE’S ASS CHECK WILL BE CUTTTT DOWN REALLY
    LOW FOR THE SUM OF HER AND JAY SALARY RIH PAY THEM
    FOR THE YEAR OF 2011. AND I AM NOT ABOUT TO ARGUE THIS
    LIST RIGHT HERE NOT EVEN WITH A 10 FOOT POLE BECAUSE I DON’T GIVE A PUKKKKKKKKKK SINCE I KNOW THAT RIHANNA MIGHT NOT BE ON THAT LIST I AM STILL HOPEFUL THAT HER NET WORTH WILL RISE UP FROM THAT 60 MILLION THAT SHES AT RIGHT NOW, WATCH AND WE SHALL SEE TOGWETHER, RIGHT, REMEMBER YOU CAN’T SAY THAT RIH ISN’T AT LEAST IN THE GAME BECAUSE SHES PLANTED RIGHT DAB FRONT AND CENTER IN THE ENTERTAINMENT GAME WEATHER SHE MADE THAT LIST OR NOT, MY BETTTTTTS OR STILL ON THE BARBADIAN BEAUTY, HANDS DOWNNNNN!

  4. jill December 11, 2011

    @LAX

    Why are you always bringing up beyonce? She’s not even mentioned, her tour ended Last year. So why are you mentioning her? Pressed?

    Rihanna didn’t make the top cut…… Get over it…..Her tours are not that big, like you and her stans try to make it.

  5. Kingphoenix December 11, 2011

    Damn, didn’t Lil Wayne just get out of jail…And i really wanna go to a U2 concerr before i die, they are always touring and always grossing over a hundred mill. That must be a hell of a show!

  6. Jen December 11, 2011

    WOW! I thought rihanna would have been higher on the list. Well at least on the list like Damn!!! maybe next time.

  7. Ghassane December 11, 2011

    no beyonce ?!!!!!

  8. Lax December 11, 2011

    ,,,,,And i know that i am good on bragging about how good RIHANNA Is doing and she still is doing great in my eyes and that will not change in my eyes.
    That is why when Katy, and Taylor and of course Ga Ga Made so much more than she did last year i thought wellllllll we want give up and we will not fall back because it has been a tough job to get to where she is right now for RIHANNA And it is still not over. I am reminded of how when RIHANNA MADE 29 Million last year and worked, Than BEYONCE Made 35 Million not working and on VACAY I though okay RIHANNA Is working on a Program and if Katy and taylor can make over 40Million and Ga Ga can make 90Million then theres still work for RIHANNA To do and she is quietly doing it. It’s hard as HELLLLLLLL For a black artist to build up the Momenum they need to help them bring in the big bucks BEYONCE AS A EXAMPLE Did not get to where she is sitting over night she put in manyyyyyy, mannnnnny hours burning the mid night oil and doing all kinds of extra time and doubling down to get to where she is. And if you think i am lying then compare mary j, monica, r kelly, ect and many SEASONED ARTIST AND THEY DID NOT MAKE THE KIND OF MONEY THAZT RIHANNA MADE LAST YEAR, Read that hip hop chart and read the movie stars charts and you will see that in that big old sea of many Entertainers, movies, music, etc theres many who did not make that list . ,,,,annnnnnd as far as you think rihannnnnnna should have because the naaaaaavy says she should have will not stop the naaaaaavt from being at RIHANNAS Call when ever she need our support. some say that rihanna is not worthy to be praised and i beg their different. With all of the UNDUE BULL S*** THROWN @ RIHANNA It’s amazing to see her still standing tall aganist the maze of b/s that is always waged aganist her. Often times i know it seem strange to see fans and stans standing for RIHANNA But many people can clearly see the unjust, negative b/s that is waged aganist many artist especially RIHANNA. And there others who dropped music and touring also where or their names????? How much did 50 other Artists not named make last year ???? what is the ner worth of 50 other Artist who or not named??? like i stated this is not the last of RIHANNA FENTY And i would have loved to see her name on that beautiful list but since it’s not there no one will lose sleep over a PLOY To keep people killin, their typewriters trying to say i told you “rihanna wasn’t s***” You see theres always a “REASON FOR THE SEASON” And i am in no way trying to sofen the blow Because “IT IS WHAT IT IS” And this is the beginning not the ending for RIHANNA A Artist that many a hattttttter would love for her to do the dissapearing but not so fast? She came to win and she will keep doing it til she gets enought. RIHANNA Keeps proving that shes a force to be RECONED WITH WITH OUT FAIL, jUST WAIT UNTIL FURTHER STATS AND RECORDS AND CHARTS OR RELEASED??? Many who or struggling to stay in the game and keep work is wondering what is the FASINATION AND THE FIX ON RIHANNA IS ALL ABOUT, WELLLLLLL I AM REMINDED THAT “THE GRAPE” DO NOT SEE RIHANNA AS ONE OF THEIR FAVORITE PEOPLE ,,,,,,,,THEREFORE RIHANNA GETS THE HARDEST KNOCKS AND BOOPS FROM THE WRITERS OF THIS BLOG AND THAT WAS CLEAR TO ME FROM THE START. All one has to do is read the Headers and you can tell from onbe post to the other post who they favor and who they hate straight up,,,,One day perhaps sooooooner than later Rihanna will get some kind of love from “THAT GRAPE JUICE BLOG” but either way i don’t
    put to much stock in the writing that goes with RIAHNNA Because “grape” Like other site or working on/for hits and as we all know RIHANNA IS A HIT MAKER NOW DON’T WE.

  9. JohnVidal December 11, 2011

    LOL Rihanna did enough dates to be placed in the top 25, but still couldn´t make it? lol I suppose prizes are 1$ for her “concerts”. Surprised Kylie Minogue is there, knowing she does great in Europe and other places with her tours but not the USA. For the rest part, no surprises

  10. mike December 11, 2011

    @GHASSANE
    ??????????????????????????????

    Are you serious? You didn’t get the memo? Living under a rock?

    BEYONCE DIDN’T TOUR IN 2011. She had the top tour for 2010.

    *SN*
    Someone on here seems a little too pressed?

  11. Kingphoenix December 11, 2011

    @Jen
    Beyonce did not go on a concert tour, she did four shows…which probably grossed more than Rihanna’s year whole tour!

    @LAX
    See i wasnt even going to go in on RI, but you wanna bring up Beyonce? Let’s see who’s fave headed Glastonbury? Who’s fave has one of the top grossing tour’s ever? Who’s fave has had the best-selling tour dvd in 2010 and the third best in 2011 when it was released in March 2009? Surely, not yours so get over it!

  12. terry December 11, 2011

    lol poor rihanna, easy to be replaced. Ciara and Cassie is coming out in 2012…Watch out rihanna. They both can’t sing BUT they are very cute. Easy on the eyes.

  13. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN December 11, 2011

    Taylor swift beat some big names in the world of music… no that Im suprised of course. She rules!

  14. Kingphoenix December 11, 2011

    I meant the first comment for GHASSANE not @JEN

  15. Lax December 11, 2011

    @JILL I BOUGHT UP BEYONCE TO USE AS AN EXAMPLE AS TO HOW A ARTIST CAN BE ON VACAY AND MAKE MORE MOBEY THAN A WORKING ARTIST , AND WHY IN THE PUKKKKKKK R U SO PUKKKKKIN SENSITIVE
    THIS MORNING ANY WAY. YOU WEAK MINDED LOOSE BOOTY BYTCHES GETS ALL UP IN A “I WANT TO FIGHT MODE” AT THE MENTION OF BEY’S
    NAME TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE AS TO WHAT A ARTIST IS CAPABLE OF DOING WITHOUT WORKING. YOU SIMPLE MINDED DUSTY BYTCHES NEED TO KEEP YOUR “MEDS” CLOSE TO YOU BECAUSE YOU OR ABOUT A BUNCH OF WEAK ASS 10 CENT A DOZEN H***, GHEEEEEEZ!

  16. kimberly December 11, 2011

    sold out arenas my ass. rihanna navy enjoyed too many discounted tickets and used the words sellout but the money was not impressive.. touring since never know when ,and usher who was on a down low made it so high. rihanna navy need to stfu.

    Taking into consideration the number of dates, the rankings are fair enough

    love to see katy perry and gaga on the list. Britney not so impressed with her numbers

    @ LAX stfu, it’s amazing what embarrassment can do to some people.

  17. Lax December 11, 2011

    These simple minded bee hive bytches, i will use BRITNEY SPEARS
    AS AN EXAMPLE FROM NOW ON PUKKKK YOU SIMPLE MINDED BYTCHES.
    GEEEEEEZ BRITNEY MADE 60 MILLION PLUS, LAST YEAR GOING TO STAR BUCKS AND HAVING FUN AND I AM TRUSTING THAT RIHANNA CAN GET TO WHERE SHE CAN TAKE A BREAK FROM MUSIC AND EVEN IF SHE DON’T MAKE AS MUCH SITTING ON HER TIGHT S*** ASS AS BRITNEY AS LONG AS SHE CAN WORK HER WORK SO AS TO GET HER SOME NICE ROYALYT CHECKS COMING IN. lOOK AT ALL OF THE ARTISTS WHO CAME BEFORE RIHANNA THEY DON’T DRAW THEM BIG MILLION DOLLAR CHECKS LIKE BRIT, BRIT DOES TAKING IT EASY!!!!!!!!

  18. Lax December 11, 2011

    @kimberly,,,,,always so pukkkkkin preditable you or with your s***, you or always right on time KIMBERLY YOU AND BYTCHES LIKE YOU OR A
    “DIME A DOZEN ” KIMMMMMMERLY, ONLY 10 CENT A DOZEN KIMERLY
    AND ALL THE OTHER DIME A DOZEN BEE HIVE GETTO BYTCHES!!!!!!!!!!

  19. kimberly December 11, 2011

    Rihanna world tour did not make the list and some artist who were just doing some promotional tours made the list!!!!!!!!!!!!!! something is wrong people. \what is wrong rihanna navy!!! lmao…. talk that talk

    stop bringing beyonce’s name to shield you from your embarassmentss cause you know her tours sell out without discounts and she gross alot and she has been places where your favorite is not wanted

  20. Kingphoenix December 11, 2011

    @LAXATIVE
    I’d rather have a loose booty than a shitty ass bottom like you iliterate as heaux. And don’t try to blame @JILL b****, you were the first f****** person to mention Beyonce’s name in a post that has nothing to do with her because your dirty c*** ass is pressed for Rihanna’s discount ass career. And yes use Britney name in comparison to Rihanna because she’s actually on the list, Rihanna and Britney both have terrible performance’s, and they are as of now on the same level. Do not mention Beyonce when she is above and BEYond Rihanna and mentioning her at all will get your ass knocked, and i would hate to have to do it to you…

  21. Kingphoenix December 11, 2011

    @LAXATIVE

    Who the f*** is a KImerly you illiterate as heaux, you need to be in some one’s class room in stead of in this post. B**** wanna used the word Getto and can’t even spell it? Smh at these idiotic as Rhitards.

  22. kimberly December 11, 2011

    @ Lax I am no surprised. If \i were you \i would be mad as f***. No need to be angry. Your long essays about sold out arenas are irrelevant as of today. \it is pointless. \an artist of prestige gross alot no matter how relevant they are and th elist proves that. \you b**** is not doing it whilst hyped, well \i don’t want to know what the numbers will be like when she is history. \good luck on the post you angry gorilla

    out to shopping, you should do the same, well if you have money that is.

  23. Lax December 11, 2011

    @ KIMBERLY AND HER GETTO BULLY PULPIT YOU BYTCHES OR A DIME A DOZEN, BYTCHES

    @KIMBERLY Empty train. Empty train
    And no matter what u type or say KIMBERLY & DIME A DOZEN H***, U
    Can not destroy Rihanna Shes’ still standing and shes still working and shes still doing RIHANNA A nd no matter of slander, laughting and poking fun because RIHANNA’S Name isn’t on that bill board List will not slow or stop the wheels of progression for Rihanna no matter how you slice it RIHANNA Is a Winner right on , bytches! And post like this do serve it’s purpose bytches it make us feel good bercause we know that rihanna might not be the rihes in the game we do know that at least shes in the pukkking game and we know that it is killing you “TEN CENT BYTCHES SOULS” To know that as quiet as it’s kept RIHANNA Has been working on a program that is carefully laid out for her and she might not get there when U wANT HER TO YOU CAN bet your sweet ass rihanna is going to reach her targeted goal, bytches!!!!!!!!
    @KIMBERLY & THE REST OF THEM TEN CENT A DOZEN H***, GTFO
    AND ,,,,,STFU,,,,,,,BEFORE YOU TRY AND PLACE BEY’S NAME ON THE TOP OF THE LIST FOR RIGHT NOW STUPID A/H LOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

  24. kimberly December 11, 2011

    Oh I forget Where is the money to back up the 10 sold out 02 arenas? lol

  25. kimberly December 11, 2011

    @ lax didn’t the list say it all. touring brings in the most money in an artist career b****. what are you talking about. you need to reread your comment you sound like a 5 year old retarded. \if you really are \i am so sorry for hititng the nail on the head. \she is not doing anything right but her studio sweetened voice singing songs written by selected songwritier. she takes no credit for nay of her songs. \what the f*** can she claim. \not even her talent on stage to rank her on the forbes list. \oh not even on the tour list. \i bet you opened this page hoping to see her at number 1 fooilsh reatared. she is the best to you and your nasty ass diseased crew

  26. Lax December 11, 2011

    @kimberly,,,,i am not mad at all as a matter of fact i know that theres
    more work to be done, you on the other hand spends mad time and energy hating and trying to tear each and everything rihanna does down and you or fighting , wagging a loosing battle deery. Or you kidding me i should be shame welll tell you what kimberly the ten cent h** your ass and those whoo think like your empth head thinks “had better pack a lunch”, While i see this as a list that RIHANNA Did not make i know you and your getto fablous bullying gang sees it as a Punching Bag to, FOR AND AGANIST rihanna tHIS WILL SERVE AS A TEACHING TOOL FOR rihanna and her navy, bytches, nothing more nothing less. rihanna iS JUST STILL GETTING WARMED UP.
    PS,,,,
    REMEMBER ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY, WEEK OR MONTH, BUT IT STANDS AS STRONG AND EVER FOR ALL TO SEE. AND THERES NO WAY THAT THE NAVY IS GOING TO CAAAAAAAVE BEHIND A POST THAT HAS A MONEY LIST THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE RIHANNA’S NAME???? JUST HOW MANY LIST, CHARTS, LOGS, BLOGS, AWARD SHOWS HAS LEFT RIHANNA’S NAME OUT ?????WELLLLLL I WILL TELL YOUR SIMPLE ASSES A CAZILLLLLLLION TIME RIHANNA HAS BEEN LEFT OUT OR MISSED THAT BB, AND COUNTLESS OTHER LISTS AND SHE STILL STANDING STRONG, HARD AND FOCUED AND SHES STILL WITHERING THE STORRRRRRMS OF LIFE, AND SHE KEEPS RIGHT ON TRUCKING THROUGH ALL OF THE MAZE THAT SMOKING MIRROWS AND BULL S*** PRESS THAT IS USED TO WAGER FIGHTS FOR HER AND HER “THRONE” SHES WORKING ON. THE WORK KEEPS RIGHT ON AND IT
    WILL PERHAPS TAKE SOME MORE TIME BUT DON’T FRET THE MOMENT OF TRUTH IS UPON US, STAY TUNED RIGHT WHERE YOU OR DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL REMEMBER THAT AFTER THE STORMS THE SUN SHINE ALWAYS SHINES THROUGH BRIGHTER TAN EVER,,,,,,,TEN CENT
    A DOZEN HOIES!!!!!

  27. TruthTeller December 11, 2011

    YAWN

    Rihanna had grossed $22 Million by June of this year.
    And she had 80 dates to go.
    She just hasn’t released her numbers yet fool.

    How about u wait for Pollstar

  28. TruthTeller December 11, 2011

    That list is self reporting.
    Rihanna has only reported 15 dates to billboards so far.

    DUHHHH

    Pollstar will shup up a lot of haters and I wonder if TGJ will hide it as they did the mid-year updates.

  29. TruthTeller December 11, 2011

    If u look at the number of shows, Britneyhas already given 70 performances, yet Billboard only counted the 39 that have reported.

    Sade has given 95 shows already, yet they only count the 59 that have reported to billboard.

    TGJ FAILS AGAIN

  30. Lax December 11, 2011

    With RIHANNA The “GRAPE” Seems to sing praises when they can
    print something and then they try and SPIN IT AS NEGATIVELY as
    they can to make the navy have to defend RIHANNA AS THEY KNOW WE WILL But that just could back fire one of these days and not be a good look for “THE GRAPE” KEEP IT UP???? I am not saying don’t report the news i am saying why is it mostly always NEGATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO RIHANNA???????? The NAVY R NOT DUMB IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORD.
    KEEP Thinking that the navy r just push overs???????????

  31. Lax December 11, 2011

    Ga Gas tat tats look like two light switches
    in the off position. But Ga Ga is cool with
    me and i do Respect her Hustle just like i
    Respects “rihanna’s”

  32. Lax December 11, 2011

    @TRUTH TELLER I HEARD THAT, Because i saw the chart figures and rihanna was making a whole lot more i saw the list during the time that
    rihanna hAD THAT STAGE CATCH FIRE IN TEXAS And it looked really great then and i am sure that no matter how it’s sliced rihanna is still a winner right on!!!!!!!!!

  33. BSB December 11, 2011

    You rihtards are delusional………….It doesn’t matter if she had 80 dates to go, she would still be on the list lol…………Wow very delusional………NKOTBSB made the list, they’re still on tour. Now what’s the excuse?

  34. Adele is slaying December 11, 2011

    discounted ticket $1 talentless girl rihanna didn’t make the list? Talk that Flop is doing so poorly.
    She should pull an Adele and take a 3 year break lol.

    oh wait, she’s too scrared to take a 3 year break because she’s easily replaced. Cassie will replace rihanna next year.

    Adele is slaying these fast food b******!!!!!

    #proud fan of adele……

  35. oh baby(b****** WILL deal) December 11, 2011

    honestly speaking and not throwing shade at all,im kinda shocked as to why Rihanna is not on the list? i mean she had plenty of tour-dates didn’t she? i wasn’t expecting her to top the list,but dang,i know people were going to her concerts! So maybe the rumors that she sells her tickets very cheap is true? IDK,and can @LAX and @Truthteller STOP BRINGING BEYONCE UP? geez! she was MIA from the game last year so NO TOUR(directed at you @LAX) and last year she made 35mill just sitting at home,u gotta give credit where it’s due! the girl has credentials on most of her business endeavors,something im sure Rihanna doesn’t have…yet,well atleast by the look of things.But i believe she deserves a spot on that list(Rihanna) she kinda worked hard last year….also kinda was expecting GAGA and Britney to be higher than that! and Taylor Swift is BEYOND OVERRATED! goodness!

  36. oh baby(b****** WILL deal) December 11, 2011

    @BSB exactly! thank you! even Beyonce made it on the list last year with a tour that wasn’t completely over!

  37. Dance music is played out December 11, 2011

    @OH BABY(B****** WILL DEAL)

    Agree with everything you said. But her tickets were sold very cheap to get people to attend. The tickets have to be regular price to be considered.

    U2 tickets are expensive BUT they put on a good show. Quality over quantity.

  38. NT December 11, 2011

    It’s Britney B*tch and Kylie Minogue . They deserve there spots on the list along with Take That , U2 and Journey . The rest of the list i wasn’t checking for and didn’t even know they were on tour.

  39. oh baby(b****** WILL deal) December 11, 2011

    @dance music is played out, first off,i love your name coz it’s sooo true! lol,then 100% agreed! it’s definitely quality over quantity! 😀

  40. KAT DELUNA FAN December 11, 2011

    LMAO congrats to

    USHER
    GAGA
    BIEBER
    KYLIE (she went to alot the last 2 years)
    WAYNE/BUBLE 😯
    ENRIQUE 😯

    lmao why are the Goats mad at Bey? she has nothing to do with this.She is not even on the list 🙄 😕

    OBESSED MUCH 😆

    You want her to stay at ROC NATION,now why are you blaming Bey,rofl a mes 😈

  41. mariah December 11, 2011

    Britney made the list….she deserved it…….Her tour was great

  42. Lax December 11, 2011

    Laxitive aka lax is just stating and i know many of you r hating: RIHANNA
    Is coming home to Barbados for christmas and she will Perform for “VIP” New years eve, something big of course, according to Published reports. The Barbados Government Paid RIHANNA 1.25 Million to Perform @Carnival in August as she is obviously their biggest export. And it’s being reported that RIHANNA Will perform with “Rocker Coldplay” At the Brit Awards in 2012 And that is how you do it one day, one week and one month @ a Time.

  43. xxx December 11, 2011

    this list is weird

    britney just 39 concerts?

  44. matt December 11, 2011

    Poor poor Rihanna, and her poor delusional fans trying to make conspiracy theories of why she isn’t on the list. Anyone can sell a tour if they sell the remaining tickets for $1 a ticket. Poor Rihanna and the dumb R****** fans. Gaga effortlessly slays, Born ths way isn’t even her best album yet she slays the album charts and effortlessly brings in the huge bucks for the tour

  45. maria December 11, 2011

    wow im quite shocked that the NKOTBSB are number 17? They haven’t been “popular” since like 2002? 2005? (well BSB) that’s pretty good if you asked me.

    As for rihanna, she should of remained the same like the GGGB era. Stayed working with ne-yo and the dream because that album WAS banging, now it’s like she’s boring.

    She should take a year or two off, because slanging albums left and right is not hot *tamar voice*

    Katy is taking a year off maybe more and adele is taking 3 years off.
    Take note rihanna…..

  46. Army of queen Aaliyah & Lil kim December 11, 2011

    Very Cute To See Sade Still Slaying ,Congrats To Usher, Britney, Taylor!

    WTF! Lil Gremlin Can Sell That Much? !

  47. honeydip December 11, 2011

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @HONEY_DIP11 I FOLLOW BACK!

  48. YOOSONDALOOSE December 11, 2011

    Wow, no Rihanna, she is making to much money!
    And Kylie shocked to see her up there.
    But well done all.

  49. BeBeJuJu December 11, 2011

    @Maria,i agree with everything u just said about Rihanna,i used to love her back then,both her and Bey were my favs,Rehab was my s*** and will forever remain my fav Rihanna song! after GGGB,she just started boring the s*** out of me and i retired my Navy membership card and fully joined the BEY-HIVE :D,(such a good decision) TTT has like 2 or 3 songs im really liking right now,but that’s the thing,her songs are very “for the moment” like can u believe i’m so over You da one,and it’s the latest single! she needs to tone it down with the “im so hard um a baad gal” act she’s been serving us since her Chris Brown debacle and go back to GGGB rihanna!

  50. Cockiness December 11, 2011

    QUESTION: isn’t Rihanna still touring…….???????????

    That list above includes all tours that have been concluded and the final numbers have been tallied

    You guys are so stupid!!!!!!!

  51. Lax December 11, 2011

    @KIMBERLY,,,You know God is good all the time, and all the time
    Good is good. Enjpy shopping while i get some much need R&r From
    a full work load that i am happy to say has ended and the check has been sent to the Bank, thank you very much? You see many of us really do have to work for a living and many do not in any way form or fashion habolr as much VISUAL HATE As your Broke hating getto ass and company. And the degree of Hate u And your GANG Carry around is the DEAGLY KIND, Theres nothing or no one that i would spend quality time on hating as hard as you and your TEN CENT A DOZEN, CREW OF GETTO FAB, HOOD RATS CARRY ON. Even the Hard Core Bloggers can find it in their Hearts to like something
    about all of the Entertainers or stay the hell off their post. But KIMBERLY YOUR DIRTY ASS HAS ALREADY SHOWED YOUR HOLD CARD, DEERY???????????????? HATE WILL SEND MANY TO THE DOCTORS AND THE GRAVE YARDS OR FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH GOOD FOLKS, HATERS, CHEATERS, LIARS, THE RICH AS WELL AS THE POOR. tHE GRAVE YARD IS FILLED WITH MANY WHO HAS NOT EVER HEARD OF A “FORBES LIST” AND MANY WHO HAS, THE GRAVE YARD IS FILLED TO THE BRIMS WITH WHITE, ASIAN, MEXICAN, BLACK, LATIAN FOREIGN AND
    ISLANDERS AND WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THAT “GRAVE YARD” AND THE BOOKS OF LIFE IS WRITTEN ON AND ABOUT EACH OF US THEY OR NOT GOING TO BE SO HARD ON US THEY WILL NOT WRITE THAT RIHANNA DIDN’T MAKE THE FORBES LIST OR THAT HER MUSIC AND HER ACHIEVENMENT S WILL NOT SAY THAT HER MUSIC WAS SILLY OR STUPID MUSIC AND THAT DEEEEEERY IS SOMETHING YOU CAN TAKE ON YOUR SHOPPING TRIP TO THE MALLS WITH YOU AND WHY NOT GET “RIGHANNAS” 6-ALBUMS STRONG ON YOUR IPOD SO YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR SHOPPING TRIP TO THE MALLS FOR CHRISTMAS, THE BEST IS STILL TO COME WITH “LIL MS. SUNSHINE, LOOSERS”????

  52. Lax December 11, 2011

    @COCKINESS,,,,I HEARD/KNOW THAT IS RIGHT ON OFC,,,,,

  53. bey’knight December 11, 2011

    HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHHA

    THIS IS RICH!!!!

  54. bey’knight December 11, 2011

    im about to read the comments, i can honestly say im looking forward to what the rhitards have to say on this one

  55. leah December 11, 2011

    @LAX

    Angry are we? lol

    Relax you’re little rihanna didn’t make the list. You stans are the one that’s making her more than what she is. She’s not respected in the music industry, easily replaced. She reminds me of cassie.

    you saying G-d is good, but you’re acting stupid? yeah okay. Full day of work? But acting 12 years old, going back and forth over “rihanna” are you serious? It is what it is, rihanna’s skating on thin ice.

  56. bey’knight December 11, 2011

    lmao at rhitards, why is ri always the exception, the one who never releases her numbers in time for list, . i rmbr when she dint make forbes to they said she doesnt declare her taxes in US smh these kids and their denial. they must be used to it i guess

  57. bey’knight December 11, 2011

    oh and kudos to anyone who can read any of @LAX pyschotic rants beyond the third line, thats where i gave up. it’s literally painful reading any of his comments. that kid needs psychiatric intervention asap, rihanna-mania has eroded his brain matter

  58. Perry Power December 11, 2011

    TruthTeller is right, Billboard isnt accurate. The California Dreams Tour has over 120 dates world wide. Billboard only counted 98. Katys Tour grossed well over 50million

  59. NAVY SUCKS December 11, 2011

    Bunch of BULL, you stans are crazy…… BSB/NKOTB is still on tour and they made the list, lady gaga is still on tour, Michael Buble is on tour. HALF of them artists on the list is STILL on tour. EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES

    rihanna tour sucks, she has to sell her tickets for basically 99 cent to fill the seats…………

    U2 always sell out, Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Take that; they ALWAYS sell over 100 milli on tour. I’m not a fan or stan of Beyonce BUT you better believe when she tours in 2013 her tickets is going to sell OUT once again.

    Adele concerts sells out also, they’re the TOP Notch chicks in the game.
    singles, and chart positions means NOTHING. Its been years since U2 & Boni Jovi had a number 1. They’re still selling.

    Britney did her thing, she may not have a strong voice BUT she has STAGE presence something that can’t be BOUGHT.

  60. Perry Power December 11, 2011

    To Rihanna fans: Her Tour has grossed over 30million, that Im sure of. But because she prices her tickets so cheap, shes not going to earn alot. And about the Frbes list; Katy Perry and Taylor Swift can gross over 40million because the have songwritting credits. Any artist who writes their own music gets more money from whatever that music sells. Rihanna has no credit in her music other than laying vocals and directing music videos.

    Imagine where Britney would be today if she wrote all her lyrics when she was at her peak…

  61. Perry Power December 11, 2011

    *Forbes

    BTW, King Bey has even toured yet so why was she even brought up?

  62. Mel December 11, 2011

    Why is rihanna stans bringing Beyonce up? She’s not touring until 2013. She ended her tour last year……………………….. so?

  63. lol December 11, 2011

    Dead @My fav Usher beating out a lot of the other POP/ Urban Acts . Im surprised Gaga is not higher with ALL the smoke the Media BLOWS up Her ASS she should be next to U2! This year truly did see a blow to many Chicks careers who were the s*** in 2008 and now are just struggling to keep up the hype. Rihanna And Usher aint got no complaints

  64. Lash December 11, 2011

    I was checking out kylies aphrodite tour this morning on wiki…and they stated her Gross earnings were 50mill…..Wiki(UNrelaible Motherfkerz)……

  65. Katy+GaGa=Queen December 11, 2011

    Katy Perry and Lady GaGa continue to s*** on everyone. Rihanna didnt make the list because she sells her tickets for 15 bucks. The Navy needs to get over it and accept the fact that Rihanna will never be a power player

  66. pop royalty ( RUDE BOY) December 11, 2011

    Congrats USHER , GAGA , SADE AND ENRIQUE !! #ICONS !

  67. VFB December 11, 2011

    UMMMMMMM WERE IS MS. JANET JACKSON! THANK YOU VERY MUCH….

  68. >am so am so proud of you_ December 11, 2011

    gratz to britney and nicki.

  69. LTM December 11, 2011

    congrats to Katy, but where the hell is Rihanna?

  70. PaigeJ December 11, 2011

    Guess that “Rihanna reign” really is non existent LMAO

  71. WHUT December 11, 2011

    Nice job @Truthteller and @Lax Samantha tried and failed….AGAIN. Its becoming embarrassing how she’s willing to dump the minimal creditability she has a blogger to constantly come for the Queen and FAIL! Poor thang!

  72. HALF AMAZIN December 11, 2011

    Stan wars are stupid. If you ain’t on payroll shut your stupid asses up

  73. BLAH December 11, 2011

    LMAO @ THIS FAILED B**** @COCKINESS TRYING TO MAKE EXCUSES “OH RIHANNA IS STILL ON TOUR” “HER SALES HAVE NOT BEEN ADDED UP YET” BUTCH GET THE F*** OUT OF HERE WITH THAT H** YOU HAVE SEVERAL ARTIST ON THIS LIST DUMBASS WHO ARE STILL CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH MANY SHOWS TO GO GIRL WTF YOU ARE PATHETIC LMAO DIDN’T RIHFLOP TOUR START LAST NOVEMBER HONEY? THAT’S MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME LMAO HER TOUR IS ALMOST OVER LMAO B**** PLEASE EVEN YOUTUBE VIDS I SAW OF HER TOUR HAD A LOT OF EMPTY SEATS LMFAO! PLEASE EVEN IN 2009 BEY MADE THE LIST WHEN HER TOUR CLEARLY STARTED IN 2009 THEN SHE MADE THE 2010 LIST… YOU H*** ARE SO SAD WITH THE EXCUSES YOU COME UP WITH I SWEAR.. U KIDS NEED TO WAKE UP TO REALITY LMAO THIS LIST IS 2011 AND R****** NOT ON IT AND IT HURTS Y’ALL ITS NO ONE FAULT BUT R******’S THAT HER TICKETS WERE SO CHEAP BUT YET ONLY SOLD OUT 5 ARENAS LMAO OUT OF WHAT 80 SHOWS? AND MOST OF THE OTHERS AS I SAID HAD A LOT OF EMPTY SEATS LMFAO LOL AND WONT HER TOUR BE OVER THIS YEAR SO WHATS GONNA BE Y’ALL EXCUSE FOR NEXT YEAR “OH RIHANNA TOUR WAS IN 2010-2011 HOW COULD SHE OH SO EVER MAKE THIS LIST?” WHEN SHE WASN’T N EITHER THE 2010 OR 2011 LIST =-( CHILE PLEASE Y’ALL H*** ARE DELUSIONAL ROFL I JUST CAN’T DO THIS RITE NOW LMAOOOOOOOO *DEAD* “WAITS FOR A MEMBER IF THE RIHFLOP NAVY TO COME TO HER RESCUE WITH THERE FALSE FACTS”

  74. lihalee December 11, 2011

    this is a good lesson to young people …. it is not always those who seem to be popular or the in thing that lasts…. its whether your music can stand the test of time
    U2,Bon Jovi, Sade…they have been doing this for a long time, they are able to take breaks and come back and not be worried about whether they are “popular” its really about the music and the fans will follow

  75. MISHKA December 11, 2011

    I’m surprised by Usher!

    People are constantly bashing him (points finger at me) but he’s making $$$$$.

    Rih-Who? Smoke, Smoke, Smoke but no goddamn fire.

  76. Lax December 11, 2011

    @ RIHANNA HATERS, KNOW THAT ONE MONKEY WILL NOT AND CAN
    NOT STOP THE SHOW,,,,THE SHO WILL GO ON WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR LOOSE BOOTY ASSES. LOOSE TEN GAIN 20 AND THAT CAN’T BE BEAT WITH A STICK,,,,GOOD RIDDIN TO BAG RUBBBBBBBISH!

  77. mobwife December 11, 2011

    LOL, half of these acts I’ve never heard of and the others I wouldn’t walk across the street to see! I am however, shocked and amazed that RIHANNA is not on this list. As stated, she had embarked on an international tour during the allotted time. Her stans/fans are forever trying to convince the world that she is a “mega-star” by something other than the media repeatedly stating it! However as you can see, she is just a studio creation supported by a biased, “bought and paid for” media! #thatisall 🙂

  78. INK. December 11, 2011

    Rihanna didn’t make another list Rihanna Broke Navy should be use to this by now

    Rihanna BROKE NAVY will come up with any EXCUSES on way didn’t make the list again it’s the same ol story they said it when GGGB tour didn’t make the list they said it when LAST Girl tour didn’t make it LMAO! she’s been on tour for how many months now what like 8 to 9 months and she still didn’t make the list . Even Katy Perry tour made the list. Even if this list is reporting a few shows the you guys talk about Rihanna she should be on this list but she’s NOT! Better luck NEXT tour

  79. mobwife December 11, 2011

    @lihalee

    Co-sign 100%!

  80. HaterzStayPressed December 11, 2011

    What’s big news is that Nicki Minaj opened both Lil’ Wayne and Britney’s tours!! And they both ranked pretty darn high! Nicki Minaj is going to do well on tour when she headlines. Good going Nicki!

  81. NT December 11, 2011

    Britney made the list with only like 39 concerts

  82. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) December 11, 2011

    “But because she prices her tickets so cheap, shes not going to earn alot.”

    @Perry Power

    Wrong. Rihanna’s ticket prices are higher than Katy’s
    Pollstar (mid year) North American Tour list ranked Rihanna at #32, with a 10M gross for fewer than 20 shows. The average ticket price was $75, and the gross averaged 720K a stop.

    http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/Charts2011/07181Ttop100NorthAmericanTours.pdf

    Average price for a Katy show was $40, and she ranked lower on Pollstar midyear list (#51) than Rihanna (#32).

    You’re all gonna look so stupid when Pollstar releases their year end numbers.

  83. Frankie December 11, 2011

    wow I’m very shocked!! Hasn’t rihanna been literally touring 80 percent of the year wtf!! LOL rihanna has always been so fishy to me .. Like for instance her amount of number one singles yet no number one albums with numbers that are sooooooo basic ..weird..the fact she has all these endorsements constantly on tour and releasing music yet NEVER is on the forbes wealthiest list for a GLOBAL SUPERSTAR yet gaga and bey are always on it and they were BOTH on it this year (I guess that flop did well for bey LOL), where is riris money going?? Weird .. Now she has been touring literally all year doing shows in the O2 arena yet in a list of 25 tours she’s not even in the bottom 5 ..again weird…… Well actually its that not weird to me cuz I see her as a popstar for now that’s gna be cycled out very soon so I guess I shouldn’t that surprised at those things .. The navy must be gettin in my head haha

  84. UGh December 11, 2011

    after all these years U2 and Bon Jovi are killing it.
    I went to Sade’s concert and i’m happy to see her atop the list. At the end of the day people like good music.

  85. Lax December 11, 2011

    @MARI (RIP DWAYNE MCDUFFIE +AMY WHINEHOUSE +STEVE JOBS
    THANKS,,,,,, THAT WILL GET THE LOOSERS GOOSE EACH AND EVERY
    SINGLE TIME! ALL WAYS BRING A TRUCK LOAD OF S*** WHEN IT INVOLVES RIHANNA AND THEY KNOW THEY CAN’T STOP OR SLOW JACK S*** DOWN. RIHANNA IS ALREADY A WINNER AND SHE KEEPS RIGHT ON WINNING, REGARDLESS!!!!!!!!!!

  86. whyohwhy December 11, 2011

    Rihanna did not make the list because like I said before she sold her tickets for the real low, low to come even at the end. Rihanna is nothing more than a myth the stans make up. She is not a factor and it always shows in the end. Why do you think she is doing drugs and drinking like she is, she knows! She was selling tickets for .50 and still cant make the grade.

  87. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare December 11, 2011

    @LIHALEE, co-sign!

    There was a ten year gap between the releases of Sade’s “Lover’s Rock” and “Soldier of Love.” & it debuted a #1.

    & the show was phenomenal.

    This is what TRUE LEGENDS can do.

  88. jamir21: THEY MAD AT THE RIHANNA GAME ! December 11, 2011

    Rihanna was no need to bring up this post Sam !!!!!

    She is still adding tour dates for her Loud Tour has they say !!!!!

  89. Lady Gaga The Supreme Incarnate Of Pop December 11, 2011

    TGJ don’t make fun of Rihanna. It is bad enough for the poor h** that she can’t break even.

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Gaga who was only on tour for 4 months was able to make it in the top 10? Tsk tsk tsk. Basic h*** to the left, to the left.

    Single sales and charts mean nothing if people aren’t willing to dish 10 bucks for your album and 80 for your live show. So sad. V_V.

    Hahaha!!!

    And next year she’s gonna be #1. Hahaha!!! And for many years to come. None of the basic h*** made the chart thank God.

  90. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) December 11, 2011

    @LAX

    It aint even a thing. Just like that Forbes Celeb 100 list that Ri wasn’t on, and then two weeks later when Forbes released their under 30 list, it showed that Ri grossed 29M from LGOE tour, which meant that she grossed more money, had more endorsements, and media exposure (tv appearances, internet searches, magazine covers) than people that were actually included on the Celeb 100 list.

    In 2-3 weeks when Pollstar releases those year end figures, they’ll get their come-uppance. So let them yuk it up now. Lord knows that when the real tea is spilled the haters will have to put on suicide watch. I especially love the ones who keep saying that Rihanna’s ticket prices were low, when I’ve already gone to trouble of posting the pollstar link with the average ticket price ($75) of her first 20 shows.

    Illiterate f**** stay stupid.

  91. Percy December 12, 2011

    I have never even heard of take that, congrats to them

  92. @DarealrastaBwoi December 12, 2011

    Congrats Motha Monster Gaga … love u
    Follow me on twitter @DaRealRastabwoi and check out my videos and subscribe
    http://youtu.be/TNi_Ufr4LOs

  93. hd live December 14, 2011

    BEST TOURS TAYLOR
    BRITNEY
    U2

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