News: Jay-Z Rakes Over $24.2 Mil In 2010 Tour Sales

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 10:25AM

Written by Biz Jones

Rap mogul Jay-Z has landed on Pollstar's Mid Year Business Analysis list of the Top 100 tours of 2010 with more than $24 million in earnings.

Also on the list is award-winning pop group The Black Eyed Peas.

The Black Eyed Peas and Jay-Z are the only Hip-Hop acts on the entire list. So far The Black Eyed Peas have pulled in $29.5 million, placing them at #6 on the chart, while Jay-Z is sitting comfortably at #12, with $22.5 million earned so far. The rappers placed far above veterans like Elton John, Billy Joel and Eric Clapton. So far, Bon Jovi is sitting at #1, by earning $52 million dollars in the past six months. Jay-Z's international touring strategy has earned him another $24.2 million dollars, placing him at #23 worldwide. (All Hip Hop)

No stranger to lists, Jay recently earned a spot on Forbes' World's Most Powerful Celebrities.

1. Oprah Winfrey, $315 million. TV Rank 1, Press Rank 5, Web Rank 5, Social Rank 11. 2. Beyonce Knowles, $87 million, TV Rank 9, Press Rank 13, Web Rank 2, Social Rank 15 ... 14. Kobe Bryant, $48 million, TV Rank 22, Press Rank 16, Web Rank 21, Social Rank 22. 15. Jay-Z, $63 million, TV Rank 45, Press Rank 29, Web Rank 23, Social Rank 26. (Forbes)

Aside from his winter Blueprint III tour, Jay is gearing up for another road trip with Eminem.

The two titans of the hip-hop world attended Wednesday night's New York-Detroit game at Comerica Park to announce they'd be playing at the Yankees' ballpark on Sept. 13. Eleven days earlier, though, Jay-Z will be back in the Motor City to play with Eminem at the latter's hometown ballpark, Comerica. They made the announcement during appearances on several television broadcasts of Wednesday night's game. (Associated Press)

Last month, Jay performed atop the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City for a secret show.

The rapper has taken to the rooftop of the Ed Sullivan Theater this afternoon to rehearse a surprise show with Eminem -- just days after the mayor canceled his planned performance from the theater's marquee. The two are currently strolling the rooftop and doing microphone checks for a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" later this afternoon, sources said. The NYPD said a permit was not required for the rooftop performance. (NY Post)

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