Cardi B and Bruno are shaping up to be an unstoppable duo.
The site, home to the Atlanta Hawks, doubles as a premier concert venue and was host to three nights of sold-out festivities that weekend, starting off with Ludacris‘ headlining bout which sold 11,149 tickets and earned $1.3 million. The next night was helmed by Aerosmith and Post Maloneand together they sold out to an arena of 12,894 for a gross of $3.6 million. But Billboard reports that the record-breaking spectacle came on Saturday, Feb 2nd when Cardi B and Bruno Mars sold out to an arena of 14,152 and earned $6.5 million, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Boxscore chart.
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If you’re wondering how Ludacris can sell 11,149 tickets compared to Cardi B and Bruno Mars’ 14,152 and still sell out, it all goes down to logistics. This means that the arena, like many others like it, has various pre-selected stage set ups for different types of shows and audience expectancies. Ludacris just so happened to sell out his set up and so forth.
As for Cardi B and Bruno Mars, it marks a new record set for the 20-year-old State Farm Arena with their tally of $6.473 million setting the record for the highest single-night gross ever. The only other act to outperform this number at the venue, formerly Philips Arena, was a seven-show stint headlined by Garth Brooks back in 2014, which earned $6.634 million total.