Burna Boy Sets New African Record with $5.7 Million Canada Tour

Burna Boy now holds the record for the highest-grossing African musician tour in Canada.

On June 13, 2024, Touring Data reported that Burna Boy’s ‘I Told Them’ tour in Canada generated $5.7 million in revenue from 69,219 tickets sold across six gigs. This achievement establishes a new standard for African artists.

Previously, Burna Boy made history as the first African musician to headline and sell out Canada’s 19,000-capacity Scotia Bank Arena on February 24 and 25, 2024.

Burna Boy’s accomplishments solidify his position as a major African musician on the international scene.

Earlier this year, he became the first African musician to perform at the Grammy Awards, joining 21 Savage and Brandy for a rendition of his popular tune ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’.

Furthermore, during the 66th Grammy Awards, Burna Boy became the first Nigerian artist to gain a nomination outside of the worldwide categories, with ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’ nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance.

Burna Boy began 2024 with a bang, appearing on the remix of Titom & Yuppe’s ‘Twala Bam,’ which became the first South African lead single to top the Turntable Top 100.

The gifted musician is the only Nigerian artist to have received five straight Grammy nominations.

He is also the only Nigerian musician to have won Best International Act at the BET Awards three years in a row (2019, 2020, and 2021), as well as the first to perform in a live Grammy Awards show.

He has the record for the most streamed album in Africa (African Giant in 2019) and is the only Nigerian artist to win both Best African Music Act and Best International Act at the MOBO Awards.

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