Elite 100: Pink, Gucci Mane

Pink obliterates the rest of the Elite 100 Artists field this week with her new album Beautiful Trauma dropping Oct. 13 and concert dates being added like crazy in Australia, bringing her to 35 dates total Down Under. 

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– Pink
Pink takes over Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., Sept. 9.

Pink, whose 2009 and 2013 tours were near the top of Pollstar’s year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours charts (2009: No. 5 with 1,584,166 tickets 2013: No. 4, 1,675,323 tickets), just added dates for her “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” in Australia and New Zealand, giving her 35 total dates Down Under in just seven different cities.

It’s possible even more will come, as she’s known to play Australia like most superstars would play the U.S. – despite the country having a population just shy of 25 million people, roughly the equivalent of Southern California.

Her 2013 her “Truth About Love” tour played 46 shows on the continent, and the Funhouse tour in 2009 had a whopping 58 shows there. The Brisbane Entertainment Center even named a bathroom after her.

Her fanbase in North America appears to be growing, however, with 48 shows announced for her 2018 North American tour so far, compared with just 12 arenas in 2009. Her impressive stage show, complete with acrobatic stunts, has obviously made an impression on the world.

On this week’s Elite 100 Artists Chart, her total of 470.3 is nearly seven times higher than the next-closest, Post Malone, whose total was 69.1 for the week.

See Also:

Last week’s Elite 100 Artists Chart

All Elite 100 Artists Charts

Also charting high on the Elite 100 chart this week, at No. 3, is Gucci Mane, whose album Mr. Davis dropped Oct. 13 and features guest appearances from stars including Nicki MinajMigosThe Weeknd, and others. He’s been on tour supporting The Weeknd playing arenas.

He also played the inaugural RapCaviar Live in his homebase of Atlanta at The Tabernacle Aug. 12. With RapCaviar Live, Live Nation Urban has partnered with Spotify for a series of concerts featuring red-hot hip-hop artists. 

Headlining, Pollstar has Gucci Mane box office reports including 1,600 tickets sold at the Ogden Theatre in Denver April 20, which grossed a smoking $125,435, two sold-out dates at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco (April 17, 21) totaling 4,771 tickets sold and grossing $213,334, and 2,639 tickets sold to Terminal 5 in New York April 9, which grossed $113,635.  

Gucci Mane
AP Photo / David Goldman
– Gucci Mane
BET Hip Hop Awards, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, Ga.

Gucci Mane is booked by Paradigm’s Lee Anderson.

Pollstar, with the BuzzAngle Music-powered Elite 100 Artists Chart, gives a snapshot of the week’s top-selling artists based on music sales and streaming, counting data from the U.S. and Canada.

All product, not just current releases, by that artist are included in the figures and the total for ranking purposes is based on an album sale equaling 1, 10 song sales equal 1 album, and 1,500 on-demand streams equal 1 album.