Lady Gaga sets record with 'Monster Ball' tour

Lady Gaga has set a new record by smashing the record for the highest grossing tour by a debut artist.

The singer's 'Monster Ball' tour, which kicked off in November 2009, has now been played to more than 2.5 million people and earned £139 million.

It is the 14th highest-grossing concert tour of all time.

'We're humbled by the tremendous success of the 'Monster Ball' tour,' Gaga's manager Troy Carter told Billboard.

'The reasonably priced tickets, coupled with a great live experience, led it to being a must-see event.'

The news comes just a day after Gaga unveiled her new single 'Edge Of Glory'.

Her new album 'Born This Way' is out on May 23.