No. 17 – Jay-Z

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No. 17
Decade Gross: $611,837,214

Tours:  Jay-Z Fall Tour a.k.a The Blueprint 3 Tour (2009-2010), The Home & Home Tour w/ Eminem (2010), Watch the Throne Tour w/ Kanye West (2011-2012), Barclays Center Opening Residency (2012). Legends of the Summer Tour w/ Justin Timberlake (2013), Magna Carter Tour (2013-2014), On The Run Tour w/ Beyoncé (2014), 4:44 Tour (2017), On The Run II Tour w/ Beyoncé (2018)

The Team: Promoter: Live Nation, Management: Roc Nation 

Jay-Z was one of the first hip-hop artists to regularly fill arenas in the late ’90s and 2000s, but he brought it to another level in the past decade, and he was the only rapper to make the Top 20 Touring Artists of the Decade chart.

While Hova made sure to get his solo headline runs in, a substantial part of his last 10 years were co-headline gigs, including full runs with Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and two “On The Run” tours with his wife, Beyoncé (who comes in at No. 5 for the decade, as she is also given full credit for those dates).

He also did a high-profile run with Eminem in Detroit and New York and held a mini-residency at Barclays Center in Brooklyn – the home of his Brooklyn Nets – after the building’s opening in 2012.

Jay-Z signed a $200 million touring deal with Live Nation in 2017, a re-up of his previous nine-year deal with the promoting titan. In the last decade Jay also started his own music festival, Made In America in Philadelphia.