Drake and Future’s ‘Summer Sixteen’ Trek Breaks Record For Highest Grossing Hip-Hop Tour
The "Jumpman" duo hits another milestone
Drake and Future’s alliance, which can be traced way back to 2011, has developed into a powerful one, and they’ve got another achievement to slide under their belts. Their Summer Sixteen tour, which took over arenas all over the country last year, now holds the record as the highest-grossing hip-hop tour ever.
Drizzy and Hendrix first collaborated on Future’s “Tony Montana” remix in 2011, but their relationship matriculated to joint mixtape-album in 2015. The resulting project, What A Time To Be Alive, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and solidified the duo as one of the most formidable 1-2 punches in music. The following summer, they embarked on the Apple Music-sponsored Summer Sixteen Tour, a 56-stop trek featuring opening acts DVSN and Roy woods, Drake’s newest additions to his OVO Sound roster. From start to finish, the tour earned a record $84.3 million, per Pollstarpro, besting Jay Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne Tour, which held the previous record of $75.6 million. Ironically, Kanye and Jay made their first official guest appearance as The Throne on Drake’s “Pop Style” single last April.
Though Drake and Future was the hip-hop tours’ cash cow of , it took a backseat to a number of other tours last year, including Beyonce’s Formation Tour, and Adele’s 25 Tour.