Drake, Bad Bunny Hop Onto Pollstar Global Concert Pulse Chart

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Drake performs at Qudos Bank Arena on Nov. 7, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
While the top is still dominated by stadium acts, this week’s Global Concert Pulse chart features new reports from arena headliners, including the king of streams himself, Drake
Drizzy comes onto the chart, which ranks reports submitted to Pollstar from the last several months, at No. 6 with an average gross of $4.4 million and an average ticket count of 37,270 per market appearance.

Those numbers are coming from Drake’s hip-hop mega-tour with Migos, dubbed “Aubrey and the Three Amigos”. The reason his average ticket count is so high is because of the multiple nights the tour held court at venues like Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. (two nights); Toyota Center in Houston (three nights); Barclays Center in Brooklyn (three nights); and Madison Square Garden Arena in New York (four nights). 
The super tour continues into November, with the next stop being Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash.
Bad Bunny, the Latin trap and reggaeton singer breaking into the mainstream from his single “I Like It” with Cardi B and J Balvin, already has major drawing power. He is averaging $493,148 per market appearance, with an average of 7,800 tickets, good enough to get him to the No. 40 slot.
One of Bad Bunny’s best stops was at Prudential Center in Newark, N.Y., Aug. 18, where he sold 12,325 tickets and grossed more than $1 million.
Taylor Swift still occupies the top slot on the chart, trailed closely by her former opener, Ed Sheeran. Sheeran led all artists on Pollstar’s 3Q charts and is a frontrunner for the upcoming Year End charts. 
Other new entries on the chart this week include The Piano Guys (No. 56); Jeff Dunham (No. 59); Alice Cooper (No. 69); Ziggy Marley (No. 72); $uicideboy$ (No. 76); Unknown Mortal Orchestra (No. 93); Gaither Vocal Band (No. 94); Chromeo (No. 95); Liz Phair (No. 96); Toots & The Maytals (No. 97); Chonda Pierce (No. 98); and The Black Dahlia Murder / Whitechapel (No. 100).