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2016 has definitely been the year of insane tours! Some tours were amazing, some were just alright, and some were flat out canceled. So as the year comes to an end, I’m here to break down the top six tours that went down over this past year.
1. Saint Pablo Tour
The Saint Pablo Tour changed the game this year! I mean Yeezy was literally floating above the crowd at every show. Even though he did have a few cancellations toward the end of the tour the performances were crazy and he gave his all no matter which venue he visited.
2. Formation World Tour
Okay, if you don’t know by now, Queen Bey shuts down every single show she is a part of. She killed her last tour in 2014 with hubby Jay Z and the Formation Tour was no different. Once played throughout all her her Lemonade hits. It’s no wonder that the album is up for Grammy and Emmy Awards.
3. Summer Sixteen Tour
Drizzy wasn’t playing when he said that he was gonna stunt “all summer ’16”. His Summer Sixteen Tour with Future starting in July took over the summer and then some with all his lit performances. Drake and Future had a dope guest appearance at almost every show. Yg, Khaled, Ty Dolla $ign, Snoop, Lil Wayne, and Rihanna showed up at the Los Angeles shows alone!
4. Bad Boy Reunion Tour
Announced just a couple months prior to its start date, this quick three month tour left a big impression on 2016! Bad Boy has had so many massive hits throughout the years and to have them all performed on stage at once was insane. Not to mention pretty much every big hip-hop artists was either in attendance or performing on stage.
5. Magnificent Coloring World Tour
post Ye set at #MCD.
so proud of @chancetherapper and our team.
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— fleekwood pat (@patthemanager) September 26, 2016
Chance The Rapper has had a lot of success in 2016. His Coloring Book album made major waves since it dropped in May and he is nominated for his first Grammy Awards this year as well. The tour was just as successful as the album and each show was a special experience for the audience.
6. Anti World Tour
Rihanna’s ANTI album was everywhere during 2016. I mean “Work” was pretty much the club anthem all year! Everyone wanted to see Rih Rih perform all her album hits on stage at each of her shows. She killed each performance and even brought out her then bae Drake onto the stage.
These are my picks for this year’s 6 best hip-hop tours of 2016. Tweet me with your favorite shows of the year. Now that the year is wrapping up I’m ready to see what tour madness that 2017 has in store for us.
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