Following the high-profile call-out of Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, Nicki Minaj is still winning. Billboard announced the year's highest-grossing tours this week, and the femcee tops the list with her impressive numbers from the Pinkprint Tour. The world tour made $13 million in revenue with 20 performances across the world, beginning July 17. After hitting seven arenas and 13 amphitheaters, and selling over 290,000 tickets, Ms. Minaj made serious bank before the tour ended last month. Fellow artists Rae Stremmurd, Dej Loaf, Tinashe, and boyfriend Meek Mill joined the diva on tour at various points during its run, which ended with a concert in Canada on Aug. 19. Not one to slow down or take a break, Nicki followed up her summer dates with a performance at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival and, of course, the VMAs.
Coming in a not-so-close second to the Pinkprint Tour is Shania Twain's Rock This Country tour, which made $7.9 million. Her shows ran between Aug. 10-23, so that's a pretty good take for less than two weeks of work. AC/DC comes in a relatively close third place with $4 million thanks to a huge, one-day concert in Canada on Aug. 28. The Live Nation event attracted nearly 50,000 fans, and was co-promoted with a local producer. The rockers are on the road through September following the successful release of their latest album, Rock or Bust. The Australian band will return home in November for a set of seven performances in New Zealand and Australia.
Rounding out the top 10 in Billboard's list of "Hot Tours" are Puerto Rican pop singer Chayanne, Ricky Martin, Brazilian singer-songwriters Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Mexican pop bands OV7 and Kabah, Mexican rock band Maná, Motley Crue, and comedian John Oliver, respectively.