Carrie Underwood Heats Up LIVE75, Eagles Debuts As Chart’s Heavy Hitter

Carrie Underwood
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– Carrie Underwood
performs at Staples Center on Sept. 12 in Los Angeles.

Carrie Underwood makes a chart-topping debut as this week’s HOT SHOT artist, earning her No. 1 ranking on the LIVE75 chart with a sold ticket average of 15,620 from four performances on her “Cry Pretty” tour that spanned 26 weeks this year. The country superstar – the only female nominee for Entertainer of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards – appears on the strength of arena dates in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Atlanta during the final month of the trek that wrapped Oct. 31 after jaunts through North America and Europe. Box office earnings at all four venues top $1 million each.

She is one of seven headliners charting this week with an average gross higher than $1 million, but one act ascends to the top of that list with the biggest gross average of the year among touring artists playing indoor arenas. The legendary Eagles averaged a whopping $6,196,661 from three sellouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, easily taking the new HEAVY HITTER title indicating the tour with the top gross average of the week. Altogether, the band’s concerts at the arena on Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 5 racked up a gross of $18.6 million from 37,578 sold tickets priced from $179 to $1,500. The Eagles enter the chart in the No. 5 slot with an average ticket count of 12,526 per show.

Two more artists of note are British pop group Little Mix, the NOISE MAKER with a 14-position leap to No. 7 after a four-week stint on the chart and Lizzo, one of 2019’s most popular artists and the BREAKTHROUGH headliner at No. 32 with a 100% sellout average at 17 concerts.