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Beyonce has grossed $123m in ticket sales from the US leg of her Formation World TourBuda Mendes / getty

Beyonce is raking in the big bucks with her Formation World Tour. The concert series grossed a staggering $123m (£93.2m) in ticket sales from the North America and Canada legs alone placing queen Bey at the top of the touring chart rich list.

The Sorry singer launched the Formation live shows in Miami, Florida on 27 April and performed a further 31 shows in cities like Houston, Toronto, Chicago and New York City before ending on 14 June. According to data from concert promoter Live Nation obtained by Billboard, Beyonce, 34, performed to 972,719 fans across 23 sold-out shows.

Ticket sales were particularly healthy during the final four shows of the leg with the singer earning $26m from her performances in New York City, Baltimore, Hershey and Detroit. Beyonce is said to have grossed the most from one show in her two-night stint at NYC's Citi Field, playing to a total audience of 73,486. The Drunk In Love singer also drew 89,270 fans to Chicago's Soldier Field on 27 and 28 May.

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena was the highest-grossing venue for a single night with Beyonce counting $7.1m at the ticket office from a crowd of 55,736. The Grammy-winning singer is almost finished blitzing through the tour's European leg which has so far included shows in Paris, Milan, Glasgow, Dublin and two nights at London's Wembley Stadium on 2 and 3 July.

After a month-long break, Beyonce will resume the Formation tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 7 September for a final leg back in North America. The jaunt will officially wrap up on 2 October in Nashville, Tennessee.

During the UK shows, reports claimed both Beyonce and Rihanna had failed to sell tickets with footage of empty seats emerging from both of the singer's Wembley Stadium concerts. However, it was suggested that ticket touts bought large bulks of tickets before fans could purchase from official vendors.

The Formation tour is in support of Beyonce's sixth studio album Lemonade, which was released in April 2016. The singer has received 11 nominations at the forthcoming MTV VMAs including video of the year for Formation and best collaboration for Freedom featuring Kendrick Lamar, both songs which appear on the album.

Beyonce's Formation World Tour resumes on 29 July at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany.