Madonna’s Free Concert in Brazil Makes History With a 1.6 Million Crowd

Madonna delivered many amazing performances during her The Celebration Tour, but none of them compares to its final concert. 1.6 million people showed up to watch the Queen of Pop perform a free concert in Brazil, which broke a major attendance record.

Madonna’s The Celebration Tour took her all around the world in the past few months, and she decided to wrap it up in style. Back in late March, she announced a free concert at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, and set expectations high for this performance.

“The event will be her biggest gig yet, an unforgettable concert in one of the world’s most beautiful settings. The show will be free of charge as a thank you to her fans for celebrating more than four decades of her music over the course of the epic global run of the tour,” she said in an official statement.

The free concert took place on May 4 and managed to exceed everyone’s expectations. 1.6 million people showed up to watch Madonna perform her biggest hits alongside special guests Anitta and Pabllo Vittar. Copacabana Beach attracted bigger crowds in the past, most notably during its New Year’s Eve events, but Madonna’s concert still managed to make history, setting a record for the largest concert by a standalone artist.