Taylor Swift, Tim & Faith, Pentatonix Top Elite 100


Taylor Swift
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– Taylor Swift
Eve of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.               

Swift sold 220,000 albums this week, according to Buzz Angle Music. While still enough to top the Elite 100 Artists Chart most weeks, it’s a far cry from the 1.3 million+ she sold in the week after dropping her new reputation album.

She also just announced three shows in the UK and Ireland for the summer.

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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.

The first-ever album recorded together by country super couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Rest of Us, was the top-selling debut album of the week, moving 101,000 albums according to the chart.

The duo is No. 2 on the chart this week. While it may be their first full album together, the duo and their “Soul 2 Soul” tours are known quantities, selling out anywhere and everywhere.

Most recently, reports submitted to Pollstar include Oct. 27 at Barclays center in Brooklyn, which sold 12,501 tickets and grossed $1.02 million, Oct. 16 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, which sold 12,042 tickets and grossed $909,707, Oct. 21 at Amway Center in Orlando (12,071, $1.05 million) and Oct. 20 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, which sold 12,106 and grossed $960,177. “Soul2Soul: The World Tour,” which began April 7, stretches into summer 2018 with a total of 110 shows, and just three overseas.

Christmas season means Pentatonix season, with the a capella group’s A Pentatonix Christmas getting everyone in the holiday spirit just after Thanksgiving and putting them at No. 3 for the week. 

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Pentatonix helps give Christmas a jump start at the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in New York City Nov. 30.

The group has dates on the books for the rest of the year including three shows at the Chicago Theatre Dec. 3-5, Three at the Wang Theatre in Boston Dec. 12-14 and three at the Beacon Theatre Dec. 19-21. . They also played fairs this summer, with sellouts reported submitted to Pollstar including The Great Allentown Fair in Pennsylvania Sept. 2, which sold 10,536 tickets and grossed $572,395, the Illinois State Fair Aug. 12, which sold 15,547 and grossed an estimated $439,364, and the Ohio State Fair Aug. 5, which sold 9,713 tickets and grossed $43,375.

Garth Brooks, No. 10, made a splash by releasing the box set The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years, Nov. 17. It moved 52,000 copies according to the chart. The recent CMA Entertainer of the Year award winner has been doing mini-residencies in American arenas nearly nonstop since the end of 2014.

Some of those recent arena stays reported to Pollstar include five shows at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati Jan. 21-29, which moved just a hair short of 80,000 tickets (79,995) and grossed $5.17 million.

Other big showings include KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, which hosted four shows in April 2016, moving 74,386 and grossed $5.74 million. He also did four shows at Richmond Coliseum in Virginia (Nov. 2016, 45,746 tickets, $3.05 million) and Save Mart Center in Fresno (Sept. 2016, 51,743 tickets, $3.4 million). Up next for Garth is eight dates at Spokane Arena in Washington, and Bridgestone Arena Dec. 16. The dates include wife Trisha Yearwood. He’s also booked for Stagecoach in April.

New to the chart, Philadelphia hip hop artist PnB Rock is No. 19 after releasing his debut LP, Catch These Vibes, which dropped Nov. 17.

His chart position is largely thanks to singles and streaming sales, but total score puts him in the top 20 for the week and in good company, just ahead of artists like The Weeknd, Demi Lovato and Chris Stapleton. 

He is booked by Cara Lewis Group.

Box office reports submitted to Pollstar in PnB Rock’s very young career include a sold-out Reverb in Reading, Pa., July 28, with 1,350 tickets sold and $36,889 gross, and June 2 at The Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, which sold 1,545 tickets and grossed $49,205.