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GaGa's Monster Ball Breaks Record For Debut Headlining Artist!

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Way to go, GaGa!

According to Billboard Boxscore numbers, Lady GaGa's Monster Ball tour has grossed $227.4 million and brought in 2.5 million people, making the tour the biggest EVER by a debut headlining artist!

Here's what GaGa's manager Troy Carter had to say about the Monster Ball's success:

"We're humbled by the tremendous success of the Monster Ball tour. The reasonably priced tickets, coupled with a great live experience, led it to being a must-see event."

We're so proud of our wifey! Little monsters are the best fans ever!

Did U get a chance to see the Monster Ball tour?

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72 comments to “GaGa's Monster Ball Breaks Record For Debut Headlining Artist!”

  1. 1

    Hello no other artist tour for 3 years straight it was bound to happen!!!

  2. 2

    That only proves 14 year olds and gays are really, really stupid.

  3. 3

    well it should be, she toured that piece of shit for 12 years ripping every penny out of her little monster's paws she could get. she won't be selling tickets no more. The only people dumb enough that buy her scam are 15 year olds. she should put her paws down and tail between her legs and get ready for her new boo her sad sob story for the next single and how she can manipulate people into thinking she's an artist with all these "ideas" how many people are in the "Haus of gaga" more like dog "house of Doga"

  4. 4

    Went twice and it was the best thing ever….

  5. Blunt says – reply to this


    oh please, she has beeen on this tour 2yrs straight, of course touring that long makes that money. btw Madonna,britney,and U2 made half that in 4 months lol do the math……….caca is a flop

  6. 6

    Just shows how fucked up my generation is xd (Im 17..) xd

  7. 7

    I went 3 times and it was amazing. EVERYONE danced the entire time and EVERYONE knew every word. It is amazing that she sold out shows for 2 years straight, not many people can do that!

  8. 8

    Who the hell cries and say's they feel like a loser then in the same breath say's they tell themselves they are a superstar every morning. Who admits that shit. What a fucking ego on that chick. They had interviews with people from her high school and she was not even an outcast. she's a Goddamn liar. she is so full of shit. The only idea she's had is for the damn album cover lol. That's her idea for sure!! I'll give her that credit !!!

  9. 9

    Suck on that haters!

  10. 10

    I wonder that this song is going to be about? I love edging at glory holes too!

  11. 11

    You must be on commission for every gagaloo post. Make your money gurl!

  12. 12

    Re:tbone454 Your a sad and pathetic person. GET OVER IT! GAGA is amazing and in no way is she flopping, born this way was the BIGGEST hit of her career. Keep your disgusting self hating comments to yourself because the only person people will be 'Boo-ing' is YOU!

  13. 13

    Re: SlaveMehRe: tbone454Re: Blunt – you guys make no sense. you say it was because she toured so long but her tour could not have lasted as long as it did if it wasn't selling good. weather or not you like her is irrelevant. a tour is only successful if people are buying a lot of tickets and they sure did. not only in america but all over the world.

  14. 14

    Re: AttFinch – She's a SUCCESS but she It's normal to not be loved by everybody, I've seen her live show 4 times, I even met her, but have not bought any of her albums, and I think she should, like Rest a bit, go away abit, Like Björk maybe a few months

  15. 15

    Every Gaga post.. Same haters.. Do something with your lives..

  16. 16

    How much is she going to donate to her little monsters who have bee affected by the tornados????? If she's all about liberation and helping others….let's see what a "great" person this hag is?????? tic toc tic toc

  17. 17

    Re: AttFinch – No bitch you make no sense!!! The truth hurts uhhh!!!

  18. 18


  19. 19

    well DUH - it's also the LONGEST tour ever by a debut artist. she's shoved that shit down out throats nonstop for several years now, so it's no surprise - bitch is WOEFULLY overexposed.

  20. 20

    well seeing as shes been doing the tour for what…close to 3 years? it should be making good money.

  21. 21

    Perez, this posting reeks of payola.

  22. 22

    Re: AttFinch – When someone uses the word "retarded" in an interview it shows how they communicate verbally when they are not in the presence of the public. That's a fact "monster"

  23. 23

    Yes.. Best concert ever. Can't wait to see it up close and personal tomorrow on HBO.

  24. 24

    Re: SlaveMeh – the truth hurts? what's that suppose to mean? she toured for years, sold out tons of shows, made $227 million dollars. how does that hurt fuck face. the only one it must hurt or bother is you because for some weird reason you're tripping out on it.

  25. 25

    Re: tbone454 – i'd tell you to relax and maybe take a valium but as a recovering addict i guess thats not an option. and with the foul comments you tend to leave (edging at glory holes?) i can see how you would be so upset over the use of the word retarded. NOT!!!!! by the way if you recall she apologized.

  26. mer_ says – reply to this


    Is there a record this woman WON'T or CAN"T break?! Damn =) GO GAGA!

  27. 27

    OMG….Haters go away….can't you see that you spending time on this blog commenting on GAGA only indicates that you are obsessed with her….she is affecting you right? I don't like certain artists yet I am not wasting my time spewing hatred about them…what is wrong with you haters? Bitter cause you are failures in your own life and have to be hateful to someone who is successful? Why don't you put all of your hate towards something that is positive like fighting abuse or bullying…cause all you are showing here is how hateful you are….so sad. Gaga has an amazing tour and THAT is why it is a success….she is one of a kind.

  28. 28

    Re: BeeLahhve – Now you haters are criticizing the fact that she toured so long? That is because THERE WAS DEMAND!! People love her, whether you like it or not…..I swear, you haters will pick the most insignificant thing and attempt to make a point cause you got nothin' that is valid…..HBO SATURDAY NIGHT!! Watch it, maybe you will learn something.

  29. 29

    Re: AttFinch – um hello 3 years 227million is a lot
    i wont argue
    but the fact is two years is a pretty damn long time to just make that much
    .. just saying!! other artists have toured less and made 100+ so for the amazingness that is gaga to tour for 2 years.. nd only make 227m .. i guess she sure isn't as special as yall claim! anyways congrats and bravo now she can go on a major coke binge and feed her ego and minions with moneys :] pat on the back caca!

  30. 30

    ummm madonnas last tour gross around 200 million and she toured less than a year.

    britney sold 134 million in 90 shows. another 90 shows it would have been close to gagas 3 year tour. all that in less than 2 years.

    of course its going to be a lot being on tour for the past three years.

  31. 31

    stop doing the maths- revenue is always going to be based on the locations (and sizes of them) played in- it's hardly surprising madonna and britney are grossing much more per show on their non-debut tours- all of their shows will be in the biggest capacity venues without a doubt (which Gagas often weren't).

    Additionally, the main point of this I feel is the 2.5million people statistic. The average attendance at a Gaga concert was over 99.5% which you have to agree is impressive, and the fact that this was consistent up until the end of the very long tour is surely a testament to an impressive tour. OK, she's been touring forever so obviously she's going to have grossed hugely, but the important fact is that people still come and hit capacity every time.

    regardless of whether you hate or love her, you have to admit that it's an impressive statistic, especially considering that this is her first proper tour.

  32. 32

    love how u say biggest tour ever in bold then small by debut artist so pple can think it is actually the largest grossing tour. we all know that was MADONNA 2008 tour 400 millipn in just 7mths. gag's tour lastest almost 2 yrs and grossed half. besides yea she beat the debut record she was half her life lol duh. LADY GAGA WAS ACCUSED OF PLAGIO AGAIN BY LOLI LUX HER SONG WANNABE RELEASED IN 2009 HAS THE SAME BEAT AS JUDAS. TEAM GAG DEFENSE IT WAS A FREE SYNTH. OMG GAG USES FREE BEATS LOL. WHAT HAPPEN TO HER SELF PROCLAIMED INNOVATIVE LIFE CHANGING ALBUM OF THE YEAR. & THE VIDEO NICE JOB 10 MIL ON CLOSE UPS OF YOUR HORRID FACE AND NAILS. IS SHE SUPPOSE TO BE A SAINT LIKE MADONNA OR A CHOLA LIKE GWEN OR MACBETH MAKE UP YOUR MIND GIRL. NICE TRY OF MAKING A NOT SO EPIC VERSION OF 70'S JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. L I N A M O R G A N A is coming to get u gag

  33. 33

    First, monster ball has only been around for a yr and a couple months, Shes been touring for 3 yrs but thats because she had the fame ball before the monster ball.
    second, do yall haters know how cheap Gaga tickets are? pretty big achievement there Mother Monster.
    Fuck the haters, they just jelly.

  34. @v@ says – reply to this


    227 million is dandy for an artist's break out tour. You can't compare to other artists who have been around for years with lots of material out. If Gaga establishes a body of work that sells over a decade or more, she might rack up bigger numbers for less time too. I'm agreeing on the overexposure thing. You want people to want to see more of you, not less. It's human nature. Every time say, Streisand put on a show or mini tour, tickets were sold out and being scrapped for minutes after they went on sale. They were events.

  35. 35

    Re: Jason Jimenez
    Madonna's also been around for almost 30 years. It took her almost that long to achieve that feat of becoming the highest grossing solo artist. So really, what is your point?

  36. 36

    Re: truthbetold!!!SEMICOLON!!!
    "so for the amazingness that is gaga to tour for 2 years.. nd only make 227m .. i guess she sure isn't as special as yall claim! "
    Really? When's the last time you made 227 mil?

  37. 37

    Re: bighead
    Obviously that "bighead" of yours carries a small brain. Sorry dude, but no one can understand what the fuck you are saying.

  38. 38



    So this is NOT the biggest grossing DEBUT tour ever.

    Gaga's camp (and Gaga herself) really is FULL OF SHIT & LIES.

  39. 39

    Re: brushpicks
    Well, take it up with Billboard. They're the ones reporting this, not GaGa and her camp.

  40. 40

    This doesn't surprise me at all! Can't wait for her next tour!

  41. 41

    Not surprised, seeing her at her shows working her ass of like she does for so long, she relay deserves it. Every penny.
    Re: Blunt – Maybe caca is a flop (sorry, don't know who that is) but GaGa is a hit, this is a GaGa post and not caca. So yea, get lost. Lady GaGa isn't a flop, look at her records, like this one. The reason Madonna and Britney has been selling more is also because they have been in the business for longer. If they would all have started at the same time, GaGa would be in the lead. Maybe Madonna but Britney would come in last. ('m a bigger Britney fan than Madonna fan but I love them both. Just prefer someone that doesn't lip sync and someone that writes most of her songs herself.
    Re: tbone454 – My mom, age 57, loves GaGa, one time when I got sick and GaGa was here, she said that she would go without me if I didn't feel better. Seen her twice, both times I saw the average number was 20-25.

    I don't read or replay back to those who replays to me.

  42. 42

    Cograts to gaga she working her ass off 24/7 to do this kine $$$$ she deserve everysingle dll$ cuzz she sings live and is very profetional artis I was in one of her shows in 2009 .

  43. 43

    nice defense MONSTARDS but all of madonna tours were record breaking. u just cant compare it cause the money was diff diff times period. but for the 80's her tour was huge . you can still read article of how pple waited on actual lines at dept stors to get tix . and it sold out in a day. that was fast for no PC and having to actually go out and purchase tix. SHe a wannabe and a murderer L I N A M O R G A N A is coming for u GAG

  44. 44

    Re: Jason Jimenez – Did you actually read the post? Its the biggest grossing tour by a DEBUT headline artist, Britney and Madonna made their fucking debuts years ago, stupid comparison, learn to read dumb fuck!

  45. 45

    Why so many Gaga news? Oh yeah, Judas was a flop and her album is coming out. Of course you have to help her…

  46. 46

    Well she did tour for 17 years! Lol

    judaH rah romance lol

  47. 47

    Re: Saetana – Watch your teeth!! LOL You type like a fucking retard!!! lmao

  48. 48

    Re: Glamour_is_the_Life – Well, she kind of toured for 17 years!!! LOL Face it, little turd, your bitch is floppin hard! lol

  49. 49

    I think she's very talented, but when she was in my town, tickets started at about $100….hardly what I would call 'reasonably priced'….maybe I'm just old? I know two people who saw her twice and loved it…but they seem to feel she is a religion and not a singer.

  50. china says – reply to this


    cheap tickets for little morons. then expand the tour to last three fucking years.
    very classy!
    a "tremendous success" is a different thing.

  51. 51

    She's been touring for 3 years NONSTOP!!!!! WHo does that?!

  52. 52

    Re: Juan Gonzalez
    Actually she started touring in 09, so that would really be just 2 years, but to answer your question who does that–let's see: Cher, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi. I can't believe you people are putting her down for doing something like working hard!

  53. 53

    Re: china
    I certainly doubt you'll achieve the tremendous success she has achieved, unless you count spending all your time trolling Lady GaGa posts a success. Good job!

  54. Mich says – reply to this


    I saw her at the last US Monster Ball stop. It was amazing! Nothing like it. Cant wait to see it again!

  55. 55

    well, first: the fame ball was her debut tour, not the monster ball. that makes her not a debut artist. second, her tour was not sold out everywhere. in germany for instance there only was hardly half the amount of people there. and third, the prizes were not "reasonable"! definitely! she was one of the most expensive artists in these arenas. rihanna, to name one, took half the money in europe.

  56. FS says – reply to this


    Judas is another lame attempt at trying to be artistic & controversial. In this case, by using biblical characters. Look, I can do it too…watch!! Jesus fucking Christ, I want to bed you Jesus Christ. You're so hot, put on your poker face and I'll meet you in the club. I'll try not to lose my phone and keys this time. Hang me on your cross Jesus while I think of Judas - da da as,Gaga.

    See how lame that was? Just like Gaga. Oh and using "gaga" in your rhymes is getting old & boring. Like you.

  57. 57

    Re: FS
    It was lame because you're lame.

  58. 58

    Went to see it yesterday, i gotta admit it was a pretty good show. I had hopes it would make me change my opinion or grow fonder of her. No such thing happened she's still the same overrated singer who takes herself way too seriously and whose talents get overshadowed by her ego and her constant need to "shock" and be all "different" she's not the "history making, world changing cultural icon" she thinks and portrays herself to be and should really stop trying.

  59. FS says – reply to this


    what the hell happened to her? Look up Stefani Germanotta "Red and Blue" on youtube. It's pre Gaga music. This is talent with really good lyric writing. This whole Gaga thing is a joke. She sold her soul and talent for fame. That is what she did.

  60. FS says – reply to this


    Re: Sissy Burden – So you admit its Lame? You're a moron.

  61. 61

    Re: FS
    Dear, try to keep up. Your attempt at cleverness was lame. You posted that same comment in another post, and I think maybe one person thought it was funny. Your all-consuming hatred for this woman is obviously killing some brain cells.

  62. 62

    It's funny how people try to discredit her success. Her tour grosses 227 m, but people bitch b/c it's not 400 mil, and saying she's been touring for so long, yet she's still in demand when other artists just as successful have to cancel dates because they can't sell tickets on the first lag of their tours. Her debut album is one of the most successful debuts of the last 5 years, but since it didn't go to #1 in the US, she's somehow a failure, even though it outsold a lot of #1 albums. Her 2nd single from her soon to be released album debuted at #10 after it was rushed released, but since it's dropping, all of sudden she's over, even when the Born This Way single is still sitting comfortably in the top 20, but no one says anything about Britney's second single that was slowly tanking as well until a remix with featured artists helped revive it. But had GaGa done the same thing, she would have been slammed for releasing more than one version of the single.

  63. 63

    new artist???? LOL

  64. 64

    Well she has been touring this SAME show since 2009….it would be kind of embarrassing had she not broke the record for debut headlining artists…

  65. 65

    Re: DarkAdaptedEye – no my point is that after years and years being in the industry they can still sell out. like i said madonna last tour made close to gagas and she didnt have to do it for three years.

  66. 66

    Yes! I just saw it thursday in Mexico city and I looooved it!! She's an amazing performer!!

  67. 67

    I saw it in Mpls! Amazing! :) :) :)

  68. 68

    it wasnt 3 yrs.. was barely a bit more than a year and a half. tour started like nov 2009 ended may 2011, also tickets were pretty cheap.

  69. 69

    that only proves that when u have low priced ticket sales, tons of controversy surrounding ur shows, and 3 years on the road…u get alot of cash! LIKE DUUH1

  70. 70

    THIS IS FALSE!!! The Monster Ball tour is Lady Gaga's SECOND tour not her debut. Lady Gaga's first tour as a solo artist was the FAME BALL TOUR…The record for the highest grossing DEBUT tour is held by JANET JACKSON for the Rhythm Nation Tour. You need to fix this!!!!!

  71. 71

    Wrongggg THIS IS FALSE!!! The Monster Ball tour is Lady Gaga's SECOND tour not her debut. Lady Gaga's first tour as a solo artist was the FAME BALL TOUR…The record for the highest grossing DEBUT tour is held by JANET JACKSON for the Rhythm Nation Tour. You need to fix this!!

  72. 72

    she was on tour for like 3 years.. Id hope she could rake in the cash for being out that long… Most other celebs don't tour that long, so it's not surprising she brought in the most cash. Its simple… more shows= more money. If other celebs had more tour dates I'm sure they could break records as well. :) But congrats to her for all the loot she scored! Now go take a long vacation. and hit the spa too!