PINK IS THE NO. 1 TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR – (12/17/2019)
Pink has been named Pollstar’s 2019 Artist of the Year after reaching No. 1 on the media platform’s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tour chart.
Her Beautiful Trauma tour raked in $215.2 million, more than Elton John and Ed Sheeran, and drew more than 1.8 million fans to 68 performances. Statistics also revealed an average show gross of $3.16 million and an average of 26,749 tickets sold per show.
“I do not believe in genres or boundaries,” Pink told Pollstar “What’s epic about making this kind of show with this kind of repertoire is that it can be a rock show, it can be theater, it can be Broadway, it can be acoustic,” the global superstar said. “I want fans to feel every kind feeling they can tap into.”
Pink moved up three spots on Pollstar’s charts since last year’s tour, which brought in $169.2 million. The Beautiful Trauma tour began March 1, 2018 and wrapped November 2, 2019 with six legs, including an all-stadium run through Europe for a total of 157 dates. Elton John and Ed Sheeran trailed behind her in the No. 2 and 3 spots with $212 million and $211.7 million, respectively.
The Rolling Stones topped the Top 200 North American Tours list with a $177.8 million gross from 16 performances in U.S. stadiums during the summer, drawing nearly 785,000 fans. Elton John came in at No. 2 ($157.4 million) while Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band ($97 million) rounded out the top three.
Pollstar’s Full List Of Top 10 2019 Worldwide Tours:
- $215.20 million, Pink, 1,818,933 tickets sold
- $212.00 million, Elton John, 1,566,241 tickets sold
- $211.70 million, Ed Sheeran, 2,455,718 tickets sold
- $179.00 million, Metallica, 1,742,908 tickets sold
- $177.80 million, The Rolling Stones, 784,652 tickets sold
- $170.30 million, BTS, 1,334,325 tickets sold
- $134.20 million, Bon Jovi, 1,310,860 tickets sold
- $118.30 million, Ariana Grande, 1,096,462 tickets sold
- $115.80 million, Michael Bublé, 1,002,363 tickets sold
- $112.20 million, Fleetwood Mac, 795,371 tickets sold
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Full Story: Pollstar
ARIANA GRANDE, TAYLOR SWIFT, LIZZO, BILLIE EILISH, MORE FEATURED ON GRAMMY COMPILATION ALBUM – (12/17/2019)
The 2020 Grammy Nominees album will be available January 17th and it features a roundup of the artists nominated in the top categories – Best New Artist, and Album, Song and Record of the Year – as well as nominees in some of the other categories.
Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, The Jonas Brothers, Beyoncé and Lil Nas X are among the artists featured, as are Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay, Maren Morris and more.
Log onto 2020GrammyAlbum.com to pre-order and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, which take place in Los Angeles on January 26th. A portion of the album’s proceeds will go to the Grammy Museum and to MusiCares, two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that provide, respectively, musical education programs and assistance to music people in need.
The 2020 Grammy Nominees album tracklisting:
- Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
- Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
- Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
- Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”
- Khalid, “Talk”
- H.E.R., “Hard Place”
- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Senorita”
- Ariana Grande & Social House, “Boyfriend”
- Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care”
- Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower”
- Taylor Swift, “Lover”
- Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
- Vampire Weekend, “Harmony Hall”
- Bon Iver, “Hey Ma”
- Lana Del Rey, “Norman F***ing Rockwell”
- Little Big Town, “The Daughters”
- Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
- Maren Morris ft. Brandi Carlile, “Common”
- Brothers Osborne, “I Don’t Remember (Me Before You)”
- Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs, “Brand New Man”
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Full Story: Press Release
MARIAH CAREY’S ‘ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU’ REACHES NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD CHART FOR FIRST TIME – (12/17/2019)
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the first time since the song was released 25 years ago.
Carey’s milestone was announced on Monday by Billboard on Twitter. “@MariahCarey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is officially No. 1 on the #Hot100 for the first time this week, 25 years after its release,” the account wrote.
The post added that the song spent 34 total weeks on the Hot 100 chart before reaching the top spot, positioning it as the “longest climb in the history of the chart.” Los del Rio previously held the record with “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” with 32 total weeks charting before hitting No. 1.
Mariah is currently teasing a brand new music video for her “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which is now her 19th No. 1 single.
Meanwhile, Billy Eichner was joined by Mariah for a holiday special of his hit series Billy on the Street.
During the episode, Billy and Mariah celebrated the 25th anniversary of “All I Want for Christmas is You” by going up to unsuspecting fans on the streets of New York and quizzed them on the lyrics. The queen of Christmas also speaks Swedish, hugs some flustered fans, and fixes a broken Christmas tree during the show.
Billy and Mariah’s union comes after Mariah praised Billy on the Street after it was released on Netflix last month.
Carey also performed a sold-out Christmas-themed show at Madison Square Garden which Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy called “the greatest two hours of my life.” Fans were so hyped up they started a subway sing-along across the platform from one another afterwards.
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Full Story: Billboard
JAY-Z SNATCHED PHONE OUT OF MAN’S HAND FOR RECORDING BEYONCE – (12/17/2019)
JAY-Z snatched a man’s phone out of his hand because he was recording Beyonce dancing at Diddy‘s 50th birthday party this past weekend. In the viral video, Beyonce is seen dancing with Kelly Rowland and rapper Saweetie to Bobby Brown‘s “Every Little Step.” The man was seen recording himself next to the singer and all of a sudden, Jay was seen snatching the phone out of the man’s hand. The guy is seen putting his hands up, as to imply that he wanted no problem with Jay. Afterwards, Beyonce is seen trying to keep the peace by patting the man on his shoulder. She then turned around and continued dancing with her friends.
Of course, social media reacted immediately. One person tweeted “I would’ve had Jay Z security on my as**so fast because b* tch I let you slide when you cheated on Beyoncé, NOW you wanna snatch my phone out my han-” Another person wrote, “If Jay-Z snatched my phone like that I’d sue for mental and emotional damages. Quick lil bag.”
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