Eminem can add another record to his list of achievements. On Saturday night (March 2), the Detroit rapper performed at WestPac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand and broke an attendance record set all the way back in 2001.
Shady’s Rapture Tour rolled through Australia for the last few weeks. His show in Brisbane on Feb. 20 even featured him reigniting his beef with Machine Gun Kelly. He closed things out in New Zealand last night. Em packed the crowd out, to the tune of 46,474 attendees, reports NewHub. The previous record was set by Robbie Williams in 2001. The rap god attracted almost 4,000 more people than Williams’ total of 42,500.
“Eminem is one of the greatest showmen in the world, with a fiercely loyal fan base that continues to grow with each tour,” said promoter Paul Dainty. “He is no stranger to selling out stadium shows, but he is continuing to break attendance records across both New Zealand and Australia, which is just phenomenal.”
Em wasn’t the only rapper with a record-breaking performance over the weekend. On Friday (March 1), Cardi B performed at RodeoHouston and broke country singer Garth Brooks’ record for paid attendance. A total of 75,580 people came out to see Bardi, three more that Brooks’ 2018 concert at the NRG Stadium, the venue where the event takes place.
“Im OD honored for all the love Houston gave me!” Cardi said of the performance on Instagram. “I remember the first time I came to Houston I came out here to strip and people showed me maaaaaa love and Houston was the first place me and set when on a date 😂😂😂The love have really grown.”
Check out footage from Eminem’s record-breaking show below.
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