Drake & Future's 'Summer Sixteen Tour' Becomes The Highest Grossing Trek In Hip Hop History

2016 was a huge year for Future and Drake.

Both had chart topping albums as Hendrix's "EVOL" stood atop the Billboard 200 Chart the week following it's February 6th release, with with 134,000 equivalent album units. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on September 15th.

Drizzy's "Views" album easily landed on top of the charts following it's April 29th release. The disc sold the equivalent of 1.04 million units during it's first week out. As of December 1, 2016, "Views," was certified 4x platinum by the RIAA.

Future also dropped his solo "Purple Reign" mixtape in January, teamed up with DJ Esco for "Project E.T. (Esco Terrestrial)" in June and collaborated with Gucci Mane for an EP titled "Freebricks 2: Zone 6 Edition" in November.

On July 20th Drake and Future hit the road for the 54-show "Summer Sixteen Tour." The trek became the highest grossing hip hop tour ever with a total gross of $84.3 million, Drake announced via his Instagram account on Sunday January 8, 2017.

OVOFBG EUROPE UP NEXT w/ special guests TBA

A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jan 7, 2017 at 11:39pm PST

The duo hope to keep the momentum going as the tour prepares to invade Europe next.

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Comment by Fly Miss on January 11, 2017 at 2:13pm
Really? Over the Up In Smoke Tour? Damn..
Comment by Bijou BAKSON on January 9, 2017 at 7:53am
I can just about manage with Drake... Future? I see no biggie. I guess there a benefit to selling your soul... Before you start the pay back if course. Don't sell your soul. Find out what happens to the cows in the farm. Fr the sake of humanity, I'm done.
Comment by Steve Hamilton on January 9, 2017 at 3:14am
These two need to make hip hop before breaking hip hop music records bunch of dribble and a auto tune bs that ant hip hop ask snoop or 50
Comment by tyris on January 9, 2017 at 12:33am
I don't believe this was the highest gross tour ever they just trying to hype these new N***** fame up just like this fake platinum s***
Comment by MrArcherthePromoter on January 8, 2017 at 11:22pm
Im Gettin Ready For the World Tour as You Should www.MrArchersNYC.com
Comment by Big_FRED_420 on January 8, 2017 at 4:54pm
Man both these n***** homo and illuminati
Comment by Jus P on January 8, 2017 at 3:50pm
Got to admit Drake stay winning
Comment by dredai on January 8, 2017 at 3:09pm
Congrats drake n future. Keep pushing the bar higher and higher for hip hop
Comment by MrArcherthePromoter on January 8, 2017 at 2:07pm
Whoa Get that $$$$$ big Time!
Comment by Daphenous Reid on January 8, 2017 at 1:39pm
All for this albino snake. Future wouldn't be mentioned either if it wasn't for Aubrey graham



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