In an age where even the world’s more ‘bankable’ stars struggle to wow on a commercial front, Young Money‘s Drake remains exception.
A Platinum coin in a box filled with oversexed R&B silvers, the ‘Take Care‘ maestra -by way of his unashamedly ‘brohemian’ brand- has risen to become one of the US’ highest selling acts.
An act, whose sophomore album ‘Take Care‘ bested Lady GaGa‘s first week full priced sales for 2011’s ‘Born This Way‘, selling more copies in three weeks than Rihanna‘s ‘Talk That Talk’ has sold in 9 months.
Now, in what marks yet another commercial feat scored by the star, his latest tour has pulled in impressive numbers on Pollstar‘s Mid-Year Top 100 Worldwide Tours tally.
Since its February 14th launch in Florida, the tour has pulled in a whopping $42.6 million worldwide, surpassing feats scored by The Throne (27.1 million) and Madonna (42.1 million).
In the US, the show raked in a cool $30 million placing him at #6 on Pollstar‘s North American tally, where Coldplay holds court at #12 ($21.9 million) and Kelly Clarkson ($7.4 million).
By the time it had wrapped on June 20th, ‘Paradise’ had played 65 venues- 20 of them being in Europe and the remaining 45 being in the US.
So far, ‘Take Care‘ has received double Platinum status in Canada, a Gold certification in the United Kingdom and with 1,180,000 units moved in the US, it now enjoys a Platinum certification there also.
Sure to further strengthen his brand, the news arrives days after ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift’– which he stars in alongside Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj, generated a sweet $46 million at the US Box Office in its opening weekend.