Lil Wayne can add another line to his resume, the rap industry's top tour earner (at least this year). According to Billboard, Lil Wayne grossed approximately $42 million dollars by doing over seventy-eight headlining arena and amphitheater concerts in North America from December 14th (2008) through September 6th (2009). According to Lil Wayne's tour producer and tour business manager Shawn Gee, the shows drew nearly 804,000 fans.
Coming in second for the highest-grossing rap tour was Jay-Z's 2008 spots with Mary J. Blige, which grossed around $34.6 million and drew 310,694 concertgoers to 28 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. Kanye West's 2008 Glow In the Dark tour comes in third, having pulled in $30.8 million from 49 concerts that attracted 507,853 fans.