Bad Bunny has raked in $435 million while touring in 2022, making him the highest-grossing artist in a single calendar year.
The data comes from box office reports submitted to Pollstar. According to the data, Bad Bunny finished his 43-date tour in Mexico City, with those two dates grossing $10.5 million over both nights. Bad Bunny’s gross $435.3 million surpasses Ed Sheeran’s $432.4 million “Divide Tour” in 2018.
Bad Bunny performed 81 shows this year across two tours. His “El Último Tour Del Mundo Tour” ran from February through April and grossed $113 million with 574,000 ticket sales. In August, Bad Bunny made his stadium tour debut for his “World’s Hottest Tour.” He sold 2,478,796 tickets across that tour for an average of $176.64 each.
“In April 2021, when we put ‘El Último Tour del Mundo’ arena tour on sale, which ultimately started in February of 2022, what we saw from a numbers perspective were indicative of demand being off the charts,” Jbeau Lewis, Bad Bunny’s agent, and partner at United Talent Agency, told Pollstar about the decision for two tours in a year. “When you look at a ticketing queue for a show that can hold 17,000 and there’s 300,000 in the queue, it certainly suggests there’s a lot more meat on the bone to be had.”
Bad Bunny’s final two dates at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City were so popular that Ticketmaster oversold the event. Hundreds of fans reported they were told their tickets were counterfeit, despite purchasing them directly from Ticketmaster. A Mexican government body says it has identified at least 1,600 fans that were sold duplicated tickets. Ticketmaster will be fined as much as 10% of its 2021 revenue from Mexico.
“The demand for Bad Bunny tickets in Mexico City was the highest in the country’s history, registering more than 4.5 million people in search of just 120,000 seats available at the Azteca Stadium combined for both dates,” Ticketmaster says.