Shakira Scores Record Earnings From Miami Concerts

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Shakira performs in concert at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 10, 2018 in New York City. 

Her two Miami shows tallied her largest-ever gross from an engagement in the continental U.S.

Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour has marched across Europe, Asia and Latin America throughout 2018, but it's six new reports from the tour's North American leg that land her on the Hot Tours recap (see below) dated Nov. 3, 2018. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the Latin superstar is No. 5 on the latest tally with $7.9 million in the bank and 69,552 tickets sold.

The El Dorado World Tour is Shakira’s grand return to the stage, ending her seven-year absence since The Sun Comes Out World Tour in 2010-11. Her time away has paid off, as she averages $1.28 million per show across 18 North American reports, up from the $970,000 average of the 2010 tour. The tour’s high mark was the two-night stint at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Aug. 17-18. There, Shakira brought in $2.8 million, making it the third highest-grossing engagement of her career, her largest ever in the continental U.S. and the venue’s biggest in 2018. (Her only other engagement in the U.S. to tally bigger earnings was at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan on Oct. 14-15, 2011.)

Shakira’s 2018 tour is named after her album El Dorado, released on May 26, 2017. The record features the crossover hitmaker singing mostly in Spanish and resulted in her seventh No. 1 album on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart. Aside from the commercial success of the album and the tour that followed, Shakira has added to her trophy case, winning a Grammy Award (best Latin pop album), Latin Grammy Award (best contemporary pop vocal album), Latin Billboard Music Award (Latin pop album of the year) and an iHeartRadio Music Award (Latin album of the year).

Check out the rest of the Hot Tours recap below, featuring appearances by Zac Brown Band, Bruno Mars and Chayanne.

  HOT TOURS - NOV. 3, 2018
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 23 - 28
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 Pearl Jam
  Aug. 13 - Sept. 4
  Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, Mont. (1/1)
  Wrigley Field, Chicago (0/1)
  Fenway Park, Boston (0/1)
  178,056 (179,130)
2 Drake
  Sept. 12 - Oct. 6
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (0/2)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (0/2)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (0/2)
  121,177 (129,456)
3 Bruno Mars
  Sept. 12 - Oct. 15
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn (0/1)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (2/2)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (0/2)
  84,421 (88,710)
4 Zac Brown Band
  July 29 - Sept. 28
  Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y. (1/1)
  Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (0/1)
  Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio (0/1)
  Alpha Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wis. (0/1)
  Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (0/1)
  149,513 (210,511)
5 Shakira
  Aug. 11 - Sept. 5
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (0/1)
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami (2/2)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (0/1)
  Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
  69,552 (70,997)
6 Chayanne
  Aug. 23 - Oct. 14
  SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (0/1)
  Sames Auto Arena, Laredo, Texas (0/1)
  EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. (0/1)
  Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, Calif. (0/1)
  The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (1/1)
  State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas (1/1)
  Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (0/1)
  El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas (1/1)
  Boch Center, Wang Theatre, Boston (0/1)
  Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
  69,394 (76,450)
7 J. Cole
  Aug. 9 - Sept. 28
  American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (0/1)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (0/1)
  Viejas Arena, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (0/1)
  Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (1/1)
  Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (0/1)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  XL Center, Hartford, Conn. (0/1)
  Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (0/1)
  80,075 (105,767)
8 Ed Sheeran
  Oct. 17 - 20
  Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. (1/1)
  U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (1/1)
  67,121 (67,121)
9 Kid Rock
  Aug. 3 - Sept. 29
  Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (0/1)
  White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash. (0/1)
  FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif. (0/1)
  Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (0/1)
  Glen Helen Amphitheatre, Devore, Calif. (0/1)
  Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (0/1)
  XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (0/1)
  113,706 (151,535)
Lynyrd Skynyrd
  Aug. 10 - Sept. 28
  DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich. (0/1)
  Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/1)
  EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla. (0/1)
  Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, Ark. (1/1)
  81,908 (90,386)

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