Ed Sheeran Made More Money Touring In 2018 Than Beyonce

Musicians notoriously pull in tons of money when they go on tour. Some big names went on tour this year. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake all went on tour this year but they didn’t make the most money on the road. Ed Sheeran was the most lucrative artist this year and pulled in the most money while touring.

Pollstar reports that Sheeran’s Divide Tour made the most money globally. Pollstar, a box office research group, also pointed out that Divide Tour broke records. The Divide Tour 2018 and 2017 sales numbers combined places the tour as the third-highest grossing tour of all time.

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The Divide Tour has grossed a total of $554.6 million and is behind U2’s 360 Tour and Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour.

Sheeran’s Divide Tour 2018 grossed $432 million and sold 4,860,482 tickets. Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour comes in second worldwide and first in North American tours. Worldwide, Reputation Tour grossed $345.1 million and sold 2,88,892 tickets.

Jay-Z and Beyonce’s OTR II Tour came in third worldwide. The tour grossed $254.1 million and sold 2,169,050 tickets.

Check out the top 10 worldwide tours of 2018 and the top 10 North American tours of 2018 below.

2018 Top 10 Worldwide Tours:

Gross (In Millions) — Artist — Tickets Sold
$432.4 — Ed Sheeran — 3,860,482
$345.1 — Taylor Swift — 2,888,892
$254.1 — Jay-Z/Beyonce — 2,169,050
$169.2 — Pink — 1,285,411
$167.6 — Bruno Mars — 1,290,438
$166.0 — Eagles — 964,245
$151.0 — Justin Timberlake — 1,193,365
$131.3 — Roger Waters — 1,448,771
$126.2 — U2 — 927,034
$116.6 — The Rolling Stones — 750,914


2018 Top 10 North American Tours:

Gross (In Millions) — Artist — Tickets Sold
$277.3 — Taylor Swift — 1,268,706
$166.4 — Jay-Z/Beyonce — 1,298,038
$166.0 — Eagles — 964,245
$114.4 — Kenny Chesney — 1,297,731
$110.0 — Justin Timberlake — 791,780
$105.0 — Ed Sheeran — 1,136,497
$97.8 — Journey/Def Leppard — 1,000,272
$95.3 — Pink — 688,558
$88.3 — Springsteen On Broadway — 173,461
$79.0 — Drake — 678,410

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