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U2 is tops again in concert and music-sales revenue
U2 amassed $160.8 million for 2011, well ahead of runner-up Taylor Swift, whose combined earnings came to $126.8 million. Lady Gaga was the only other act to top $100 million, posting $109.4 million to place third. Country music road warrior Kenny Chesney landed in fourth place with $98.5 million. The year's blockbuster album and singles sales champ, Adele, pulled in at fifth place with $92.8 million, a figure that certainly would have been higher if vocal cord problems hadn't forced her to cancel big chunks of her 2011 tour itinerary.
Among the noteworthy trends last year?
Here are the numbers:
1. U2: $160.8 million. The Irish quartet wrapped up its stadium tour in grand fashion, leaving behind the highest-grossing tour of all time, according to Pollstar. With just $3.2 million last year from album sales and $1.6 million from track downloads, the band piled on an additional $156 million in the final round of shows on its 360 Tour.
2. Taylor Swift: $126.8 million. Swift turned 22 last month, but she's already become an international star, selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe. Her $97.7-million North American tour gross was topped with $20.4-million worth of album sales and $8.7 million in digital track revenue.
3. Lady Gaga: $109.4 million. The chameleonic pop chanteuse burst out of the gates last year with the fastest-selling album in nearly six years, ultimately yielding $31.1 million in revenue from album sales, plus an additional $14.6 million from 12.8 million digital downloads. That was still considerably less than the $63.7 million she earned while playing 39 shows for her Little Monsters in arenas and amphitheaters around the continent.
4. Kenny Chesney: $98.5 million. It wasn't a big year at retail for the favorite son of Luttrell, Tenn., who logged just a shade over $9 million in album sales, plus $4.9 million in downloaded tracks. But Chesney keeps packing them in on the concert trail as one of only three acts -- along with U2 and Swift -- to sell more than 1 million concert tickets last year. That brought him $84.6 million in concert revenue.
5. Adele: $92.8 million. Adele's throat troubles left her with just 15 concerts in North America that grossed $2.5 million. So the vast majority of her Ultimate Top 10 take is the result of the stunning numbers posted by "21" and "Rolling in the Deep." Her album sales figure out at $74.1 million, with nearly $16.2 million more from sales of 14.2 million digital tracks.
6. Lil Wayne: $87.6 million. New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne divided things nearly evenly last year, posting $44.4 million on the road and about $43.2 million from album and singles sales. He also bucked the long trend of rap faring poorly in the concert business; with the success of the Kanye West/Jay-Z tour, other rappers may now reason that success isn't utterly dependent on record sales.
7. "Glee" cast: $65.7 million. OK, so the cast of "Glee" isn't technically a performer, but the collective from Fox's hit show delivered solidly at the cash register and the ticket sales window. The group tour brought in $27.1 million, while sales of albums and tracks added an additional $38.6 million, nearly half of that from individual song downloads.
8. Kanye West/Jay-Z: $65.6 million. The hip-hop dream team came together and stayed together long enough to craft a hit album, "The Throne," and a tour that overflowed with chemistry -- and hits. As a duo, they rallied for $48.3 million in concert and an additional $17.3-million worth of album and track sales.
9. Bon Jovi: $63.1 million. This New Jersey outfit keeps on rocking and rocking and rocking ... . There was no new album last year, and just $6 million in album and single sales. But on the road, the band had another nice day with $57.1 million at the box office.
10. Katy Perry: $58 million. Santa Barbara's cheerleader-turned-pop queen led the field in sales of downloads, posting a record 15.2 million tracks last year, which allowed her to slip past some tight competition from Britney Spears and Elton John to take the No. 10 slot. Her tour gross of $28.4 million, combined with album revenue of $12.3 million and $17.3 million in downloaded hits, ought to offer some comfort in light of her recent split with hubby Russell Brand.
CHART DATE: 01/09/2012
LAST UPDATE: 01/10/2012 13:42:49
NOW IN: FINAL
LW TW artist / album label power index % change
1 1 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 123,258 -16%
2 2 DRAKE YM/CM/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 43,498 -40%
5 3 BLACK KEYS NONESUCH 40,401 -20%
3 4 YOUNG JEEZY DEF JAM/IDJ 30,857 -51%
TM 103: HUSTLER AMBITION
9 5 RIHANNA DEF JAM/IDJ 27,437 -37%
TALK THAT TALK
-- 6 SAFETYSUIT UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 26,504 --
8 7 COLDPLAY CAPITOL/EMI 26,343 -43%
17 8 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 40 CAPITOL/EMI 24,481 0%
7 9 LMFAO INTERSCOPE 24,412 -51%
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING
6 10 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 23,428 -53%
11 11 NICKELBACK ROADRUNNER 22,142 -38%
HERE AND NOW
31 12 AMY WINEHOUSE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 19,930 +15%
LIONESS: HIDDEN TREASURES
4 13 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 19,864 -62%
OWN THE NIGHT
12 14 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 19,783 -44%
19 15 SKRILLEX BIG BEAT 19,272 -16%
16 16 KELLY CLARKSON 19/RCA 17,964 -30%
18 17 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 17,823 -22%
MY KINDA PARTY
29 18 TOBY KEITH SHOW DOG 17,808 -2%
33 19 LUKE BRYAN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 17,648 +8%
TAILGATES & TANLINES
15 20 JAY Z & KANYE WEST ROC-A-FELLA/ROC NATION 17,513 -39%
WATCH THE THRONE
10 21 LIL WAYNE CASH MONEY/UNIV REPUBLIC 17,139 -52%
THA CARTER IV
20 22 MUMFORD & SONS GLASSNOTE 15,497 -30%
SIGH NO MORE
21 23 MARY J. BLIGE GEFFEN 15,001 -31%
MY LIFE II-THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
34 24 THE BAND PERRY REPUBLIC NASHVILLE 14,461 -11%
THE BAND PERRY
23 25 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC NASH/19/INTERSCOPE 14,140 -34%
CLEAR AS DAY
13 26 FOSTER THE PEOPLE STARTIME/COLUMBIA 14,116 -56%
39 27 ANTHONY HAMILTON RCA 13,384 -8%
BACK TO LOVE
24 28 LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE 13,130 -38%
BORN THIS WAY
32 29 KATY PERRY CAPITOL/EMI 12,604 -26%
27 30 DAUGHTRY 19/RCA 12,466 -35%
BREAK THE SPELL
-- 31 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 11,895 --
30 32 MAROON 5 A&M/OCTONE 11,463 -35%
HANDS ALL OVER
22 33 BEYONCE COLUMBIA 11,337 -47%
-- 34 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 10,937 --
-- 35 ERIC CHURCH CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 9,986 --
36 36 TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC 9,729 -39%
-- 37 ANDREA BOCELLI DECCA 9,517 --
CONCERTO: LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK
45 38 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH PROSPECT PARK 9,408 -24%
-- 39 BRUNO MARS NEW ELEKTRA 9,212 --
DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS
41 40 J COLE COLUMBIA 9,174 -31%
COLE WORLD: THE SIDELINE STORY
48 41 BRANTLEY GILBERT BIG MACHINE 9,090 -20%
HALFWAY TO HEAVEN
44 42 KORN ROADRUNNER 9,074 -27%
PATH OF TOTALITY
-- 43 SKRILLEX BIG BEAT 9,011 --
SCARY MONSTERS & NICE SPRITES
-- 44 MIRANDA LAMBERT RCA NASHVILLE 8,859 --
FOUR THE RECORD
46 45 METALLICA WARNER BROS. 8,857 -27%
38 46 ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS ATLANTIC 8,799 -41%
49 47 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BA CAPITOL/EMI 8,695 -21%
ULTIMATE HITS: ROCK & ROLL NEVER
28 48 COMMON WARNER BROS. 8,668 -54%
THE DREAMER THE BELIEVER
-- 49 ROBIN THICKE STAR TRAK/GEFFEN 8,595 --
LOVE AFTER WAR
42 50 SNOOP DOGG & WIZ KHALIFA WARNER BROS. 8,292 -37%
MAC & DEVIN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL
4x Platinum lapit na! but Adele's 21 is sure to outsell Fearless.
Taylor Swift Wins Favorite Country Artist at 2012 People’s Choice Awards
By: Amy Sciarretto | Yesterday
Someone better tell Taylor Swift to add a wing onto her house in order to store all of her awards, since she just added another one to her copious collection of trophies and statuettes. The singer won the Favorite Country Artist Award at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards, which were televised this evening (Jan. 11).
Swift’s award was not televised, as was the case for most of the night’s music awards, and she wasn’t in attendance. That means you didn’t miss the ‘Ours’ singer looking stunning in a red carpet dress or dropping her jaw in shock, or making her super adorable “I can’t believe I just won” face, which has become her awards show signature.
Swift notched the big win despite some hefty competition in the form of Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts.
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars annouced as Grammy performers
(CBS/AP) Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars have been annouced as some of the artists that will perform at this year's Grammys on Feb. 12.
Pictures: 2011 Grammy Awards
They will be joined by the Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson. Both the Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars have six Grammy nominations, including album of the year.
Kanye West leads the show's nominations, with a total of seven. Adele, whose album "21" just hit its 15th week at No. 1 on the charts, is up for six Grammys, including album, song and record of the year.
Other multiple nominees include Skrillex, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.
The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift Shooting Music Video for Safe and Sound – The Hunger Games
Taylor Swift’s father recently confirmed on his Facebook today that Taylor is filming a music video for ‘Safe and Sound” the first track announced for the Hunger Games.
The album will be produced by Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett and released before the movie hits theaters on March 23. Burnett and the group the Civil Wars got together to write an original tune for the CD with Swift, the first single, “Safe and Sound,” which was released to iTunes on December 23. The tune shot to #1 on the iTunes singles list within 24 hours of release. Arcade Fire will also serving up some fresh new tracks on the soundtrack as well. They collaborated with Burnett on Horn of Plenty and the Decemberists, who’ve offered up the original song “One Engine.” While the rest of the artists and tracks remain unknown the rumour is that the soundtrack will feature all new songs based on themes that figure into the movies storyline.
The Hunger Games is based off the popular young adult novel by Suzanne Collins and follows the path of 16 year old Katniss Everdeen who enters into a vicious televised tournament to save her sister from the fate and is pitted against 23 other teens in a post-apocalyptic society to fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. Will you be excited to see the music video?
wow people's choice award favorite country artist, her 100th awards for 150 nominations.
Taylor Swift's U.S. album sales update:
TAYLOR SWIFT 2006: 5,143,484
FEARLESS 2008: 6,468,704
SPEAK NOW 2010: 3,927,737
BEAUTIFUL EYES EP: 277,567
HOLIDAY COLLECTION: 880,575
SPEAK NOW: World Tour Live: 250,818
Total U.S. Album Sales : 16,898,885
^ and dyosa ni Taylor dyan!