The Weeknd Surpasses Michael Jackson's Revenue Record for Highest-Grossing Tour by a Black Artist

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According to a report from Hot New Hip-Hop, The Weeknd has achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing Michael Jackson's record for the highest-grossing tour ever conducted by a Black artist.

The Canadian vocalist's After Hours Til Dawn tour, which commenced last summer, has outperformed Jackson's Bad tour from 1987 in terms of revenue, accumulating $350 million compared to MJ's $311 million, taking into account inflation.

This achievement is significant as Jackson had held this title for an impressive span of 36 years.

On July 12, The Weeknd paid tribute to Jackson during his tour by showcasing a video featuring his performance of "D.D." from his Echoes of Silence mixtape, which draws inspiration from Jackson's iconic track "Dirty Diana."

Following the performance, he shared an Instagram post captioned, "My king. Then, now and forever. Rest easy," accompanied by footage of him singing the aforementioned song during a show in Belgium.

In total, The Weeknd's tour has sold over two million tickets for its various international dates, with a staggering revenue of over $148 million generated in North America alone.

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