Singer-songwriter Pink is about to receive a huge honor from Billboard.
In just a little over a month, Pink will be wrapping up her record-breaking Beautiful Trauma World Tour, which began back in March of 2018 and is in support of her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma.
Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour has grossed a whopping $397.3 million, with more than 3 million tickets sold. that makes it the 10th highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard‘s Boxscore charts, and the highest for a woman in the last decade.
Only a couple of days after she finally finishes up this tour, this Grammy-winning singer and songwriter will make history by becoming the very first female solo artist to snag Billboard‘s Legend of Live award. Pink will accept the award at this year’s Billboard Live Music Summit & Awards held on November 5th and 6th in Beverly Hills.
Impressed with her “mesmerizing live performances, her high-flying visual acrobatics, and her incredible catalog of music” that includes three Billboard #1 albums and more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Dave Brooks, who is Billboard‘s senior director of live and touring, says that “there is no artist more deserving of this award than Pink.”
Brooks also added that her tour is a “historic feat of endurance and artistic excellence.”
The tour, which will have lasted for almost 2 years when it’s finished, sold out hundreds of arenas worldwide across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. I don’t know about you, but I’d basically need an IV of energy drinks to last through that.
On top of that, the show featured stunning aerial feats as part of the experience. Pink was seen swinging from a giant chandelier for “Get the Party Started,” and floating above the stage on a four-poster bed during another song.
The Legend of Live award is Billboard‘s top honor for touring and live performances. It was first awarded to Elton John in 2006 and has since been accepted by several other A-list legends including Bon Jovi, The Allman Brothers, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Last year the Legend of Live award was received by John Mayer, who played more than 1,000 shows over his career.