5 Non-UK artists to sell out the O2 Arena multiple times
Five non-UK artists have made history by selling out the O2 Arena in London multiple times.
Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Wizkid, and Davido have all achieved this impressive feat, with Davido becoming the second African artist to do so.
The O2 Arena is one of the most iconic and sought-after venues for musicians worldwide, with a seating capacity of 20,000.
Davido has sold out the O2 Arena multiple times, with his most recent concert taking place on January 28, 2024. The O2 Arena confirmed that Davido had sold out the arena ahead of his Invasion Concert (Timeless Edition). He is now among the five non-UK artists to sell out the venue several times, with Beyoncé and Drake also on the list. Davido has officially sold out the O2 Arena three times, with his first concert taking place in January 2019, followed by another in March 2022.
Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Wizkid have also sold out the O2 Arena multiple times, with their most recent concerts taking place in 2023.
Beyoncé has performed at the O2 Arena in London 12 times. Her most recent performance at the venue was in 2014 during her "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour." She has also achieved the impressive feat of selling out the O2 Arena in just 12 minutes, making her one of the fastest acts to do so.
Ed Sheeran on the other hand last sold out the arena on March 24 and 25, 2023, during his "The O2" concert. This marked his third time selling out the 20,000-capacity venue, with previous sell-out concerts in 2015 and 2018
Drake has sold out the O2 Arena in London multiple times, including a notable run of eight shows over nine weeks during his tour “Assassination Vacation” in 2019, which grossed a combined $13.2 million at the arena. Additionally, he has also sold out the O2 Arena for seven nights in a row, demonstrating his significant drawing power at the 20,000-capacity venue.
Wizkid has also sold out the O2 arena three times. In 2018, 2019, and 2021 he sold out the O2 arena and even sold out the arena in 12 minutes in 2021. In 2021, his three-day 'Made in Lagos' concert held at the London O2 Arena saw the famed star driving fans to a frenzy in the sold-out venue. It is reported that the singer raked in a record N5. 2 billion in gross earnings.
The O2 Arena's significance as a concert venue cannot be overstated, and the repeated sell-out performances by these artists demonstrate the immense demand for their music and the unforgettable live experiences they deliver to their audiences.
In conclusion, the repeated sell-out performances by Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Drake, and Davido at the O2 Arena demonstrate the immense demand for their music and the unforgettable live experiences they deliver to their audiences. Davido's accomplishment as the first African artist to sell out the O2 Arena multiple times further cements his position as a trailblazer in the African music industry and a symbol of the ever-expanding influence of African artists on the global music scene.