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Beyoncé Named Highest-Earning Black Artist Of All Time

Thanks to her Mrs Carter Show world tour, the star has overtaken Michael Jackson and Prince's records...

Beyoncé has been named the highest-paid black artist of all time.

According to Billboard magazine, Queen B has overtaken previous earning records held by the likes of Michael Jackson, his sister Janet and Prince to take the title - and it's all thanks to her Mrs Carter Show world tour.

The publication claims that Bey took home a cool $212million (£126m) from the year-long jaunt, with the tour eventually selling 1.8million tickets across 126 dates.

The most recent European leg of the tour - which saw the star perform 25 dates from February to March - is thought to have earned her $41.1million (£26m) alone.

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Bey is set to make even more cash this year after announcing a joint US tour with hubby Jay Z, titled On The Run, which starts this summer.

It is currently unknown whether the power couple will bring their shows to the UK.