monsters morons opened Pandora’s box, and they don’t even know it.
They mistakenly decided to compare money-making of Madonna’s tours (starting from the 80s) to Lady Gaga’s three-year on the road / 201 shows concert tour “Monster Ball”.
But here’s the catch: they did it without considering the changes in the value of money over this three-decade period.
They also forgot to point out that Gaga’s tour was on the road for three years, ended in 2011, and had 201 shows.
If it’s okay for little monsters to ignorantly compare one aspect of the music market in different periods of time without considering the context, it’s also okay for us to compare record sales over the same three-decade period of time without considering the context.
Little monsters cannot have it both ways.
When they start complaining, just remind them: they were the ones who decided to compare numbers from two different periods of time.
Oh, and in case you still don’t know, the average attendace per show and gross revenue per show of every single Madonna tour (from Who’s That Girl
to Confessions Tour
) has been higher than Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball
. Check here
The only difference is that Madonna did not need to extend her tour for three years and do 201 shows to have it among the most successful ones (check all the numbers here
And FYI, after three years on the road and 201 shows, Lady Gaga could only make about half of what Madonna made in seven months and 85 shows with the Sticky and Sweet tour.
One thing is for sure: Madonna has been slaying Lady Gaga’s numbers forever - whether in 1987 or 2012.
Nicki Minaj is right: “There’s only one Queen, and that’s Madonna.”
On a side note, Facebook has just released its “Year in Review”, a look back at the people, moments and things that created the most buzz in 2012 among the billion people around the world on the social network.
Madonna is the only female singer included in the “Public Figures” category, coming at #6 alongside political figures like President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.