No. 20 – Bruno Mars

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No. 20
Bruno Mars
Decade Gross: $545,585,346 

Tours:  The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour (2010–2012), Moonshine Jungle Tour (2013-2014), 24K Magic World Tour (2017–2018)

The Team:  Management: Aaron Elharar, Gorilla Management; Agency: WME 

With a mix of pop, R&B, funk, and soul, Bruno Mars has spent the past decade dancing his way on up from playing venues as tiny as the 430-capacity nightclub Slim’s in San Francisco in November 2010 to headlining arenas like Staples Center in Los Angeles in October 2018, where he did four shows that sold a total of 61,322 tickets and grossed more than $9.1 million. 

The funky singer/songwriter, producer and dancer extraordinaire’s most recent tour, “24K Magic World Tour,” in support of his 2016 third studio album, launched in March 2017 at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium, and wrapped with two shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Dec. 30-31, 2018. 

A standout stop of the trek was a three-night run at Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium in his hometown of Honolulu, which sold 113,751 tickets and grossed $12,394,580. The tour earned Mars spot No. 5 on Pollstar’s 2018 Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart with $167.6 million grossed. 

Other standout live moments during the past decade include Mars’ Super Bowl halftime performances (not once, but twice – headlining in 2014 and returning two years later as one of Coldplay’s special guests) and his Las Vegas residencies (the Cosmopolitan 2013-2014) and Park MGM’s Park Theatre (2019). He’s been with WME since 2011, with the agency representing him for tours, talent, motion pictures and commercials.