A 10-year hiatus didn’t stop Sade fans from flocking to coliseums and concert halls to support her during the North American leg of her world tour.

To date, the British soul singer’s tour has grossed $31.4 million, making it one of the year’s top sellers, according to Billboard’s Boxscore.

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Since kicking off her US tour in Baltimore on June 16, some 345,441 concert-goers have come out to see Sade singing classics we all love, like “Is It a Crime” and “Smooth Operator.”  It doesn’t hurt that the band’s opening act is none other than John Legend, making this a classy affair.

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An industry exec estimates that the 54-date tour could gross $47 million by the time it ends on September 12th, which would land it on Billboard’s 25 highest-grossing tours list.

Kudos to Sade’s staying power!


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