Rihanna is closing out the year with some extra zeroes in her bank account. The pop superstar’s “LOUD” tour was among the top 10 tours of the year, grossing a whopping $90 million.
The international trek, which wrapped before Christmas, lands at No. 7 on Pollstar’s Top 25 Worldwide Tours of 2011. The “We Found Love” singer played 99 shows in 78 cities and averaged $75 per ticket during the six-month-long jaunt, which hit North America, South America, and Europe.
Rihanna received an early Christmas present this year. The pop superstar’s dance smash “We Found Love” has become her biggest hit yet, remaining at No. 1 for an eighth consecutive week on the singles chart.
The Calvin Harris production surpasses 2007’s “Umbrella” and her collaboration with Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie,” which both topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks straight.
Rihanna is starring in the upcoming movie for Universal Pictures “Battleship”
“She’s a fighter, she’s a killer,” explains RiRi of her tough character, Navy weapons officer Raikes. “I’m one of the boys. We do everything together. We go on all our missions together.”