Cher is officially the world's top diva - her farewell tour has been confirmed as the top-grossing trek ever for a female artist.

The pop superstar, who wrapped up the tour on 30 April (05) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, played 280 shows in North America alone, performing to 2,880,726 fans, and grossing $195 million (GBP103 million).

A spokesman for Clear Channel Entertainment, the company who promoted the trek, says, "No other female artist has ever come close to what she did... She outworked them all."

With European and Australian shows included, Cher played a total of 325 dates.

14/05/2005 01:08