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And Another One, Drake’s ‘Summer Sixteen Tour’ Makes History

Drake continues to add to his already impressive list of 2016 achievements.

The 6 God jumped on Instagram to reveal that his Summer Sixteen Tour is the highest-grossing hip-hop tour in history.

Dethroning Jay Z and Kanye West‘s 2012 Watch the Throne Tour which grossed $75.6 million, Drizzy’s Future-assisted trek grossed $84.3 million, according to Pollstar. An impressive feat considering Summer Sixteen included 56 dates to Watch the Throne‘s 63

Landing the No. 11th spot, the OVO boss nearly nabbed a top 10 spot coming in behind Celine Dion‘s $85.5 million. The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Adele, Guns N’ Roses, Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band finish off the top 10 in order from lowest to highest.

Kanye West (No. 29, $52.8 million), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (No. 75, $23.9 million), Salt-N-Pepa/Vanilla Ice (No. 79, $21 million), and Puff Daddy and the Family (No. 95, $17.5 million) also made the list.

Drake’s currently gearing up for his Boy Meets World Tour, which kicks off Jan. 21 in Amsterdam with special guest Young Thug.

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Last Night In NYC: SALT-N-PEPA HONORED AT ASCAP 7TH ANNUAL “WOMEN BEHIND THE MUSIC” SERIES

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Last Night In NYC…The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted their 7th Annual ‘Women Behind The Music’ series at the Meat Packing District’s swanky nightlife spot, Subrosa.

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This years one-city series, which encourages and recognizes women in the music community, honored the trailblazing and GRAMMY® Award-Winning rap group, Salt-N-Pepa, for their 30-year career and accomplishments within the music business.

During their interview, Salt spoke on how they received recognition back in there hip-hop beginnings:

Do the 80’s Babies agree? The music royalty duo gave out a few gems of wisdom about the music business as well. It was definitely a treat. To add, Salt-N-Pepa also revealed that they didn’t get a “thumbs up” from music mogul and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons early on in their career. It was more of a “thumbs down” from Simmons, as he thought the ladies would fail from the jump. Guess they proved him wrong! 30 years strong!

The evening featured musical sounds by DJ Quiana Parks and a special performance of hit single “Shoop”by Salt-N-Pepa themselves.

It was such an honor to see this up close and personal!

 

ASCAPs EVP Membership John Titta and VP Membership, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George-Middleton were also in attendance and presented Salt-N-Pepa with honorary plaques for their monumental contributions to the music community.

The intimate evening offered sponsored pours of BelAire Rose.

Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) 

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