Rauw Alejandro Heats Up The Charts With 2022 World Tour

Rauw Alejandro performs at Mesquite Arena on Dec. 11, 2021 in Mesquite, Texas. Photo by Omar Vega / Getty Images

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Rauw Alejandro debuts on the Artist Power Index, scoring the 10th ranking based on box-office tallies from sold-out concerts in three venues in Mexican cities during his 2022 world tour. The singer/rapper also makes his first appearance on LIVE75 as the “Hot Shot” touring act of the week with the highest ticket average among the 21 artists charting for the first time. His ticket average of 16,104 lands him at No. 3 overall on the chart.

Of the three buildings with reported box-office data, Mexico City’s Arena Ciudad de Mexico produced the largest ticket count for the San Juan native who played for 22,000 fans on March 26. He also performed shows at Auditorio Telmex in the Guadalajara market and Arena Monterrey just days earlier, accumulating a gross of $1.66 million from 48,312 sold tickets at all three venues.

Nine headliners are ranked higher than Alejandro on APX, and each are also making a second consecutive appearance in the top 10. Justin Bieber heads up that group, holding on to No. 1 for a fourth week based on exceptional ranks in all four categories represented on the index. While he has claimed the top Streaming rank in all four weeks, his Live rank of 4 is his highest in that column since debuting on the chart.

Among the 14 performances from the pop star’s “Justice” world tour that occurred during the eligibility period for APX, a two-show box-office take of $3.16 million at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena is his top reported gross. Attendance at the concerts on March 21-22 totaled 23,957, the highest ticket count at the arena since the beginning of the year – although Bad Bunny sold the most tickets for a single performance at the Atlanta venue with his March 27 appearance, attended by 16,249 fans.

The top position on LIVE75 belongs to Billy Joel who returns to No. 1 after dropping off the chart in the previous issue with only his two recent stadium shows included in last week’s eligibility time frame. Yet, with his March 24 performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden added to the box-office data this week, he hits the three-show mark required to earn a ranking.

The two previous concerts were his performances at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. With the stadium ticket counts added to the mix, together the sold-ticket average at all three of his shows was 27,724. The stadium-sized grosses also make him the chart’s “Heavy Hitter” with a $4.03 million gross average.

Tool, the only top 10 act on LIVE75 with a move up the chart, goes from seventh to sixth with a ticket average of 11,362 from six concerts on the band’s world tour that just recently completed its U.S. leg. The 10-week trek that kicked off in mid-January averaged 12,250 sold seats per show for a gross average of $1.39 million. Among the concerts reported to Pollstar, the most successful box-office results came on Jan. 11 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., the second date on the tour schedule. The sold-out performance earned a gross of $1.99 million from 18,714 sold tickets priced from $71 to $146.

French DJ David Guetta enters APX at No. 30 based largely on a Streaming rank of 40 along with his two live appearances in south Florida in late March. The first one at LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach occurred the night before his main stage set on March 27, the third and final day at the Ultra Music Festival at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

LIVE75’s “Breakthrough” act is St. Paul, Minnesota rock band Hippo Campus at No. 39, currently touring in North America behind a new album, LP3, released in February. Shows at Washington’s 9:30 Club, March 4-5, and Boston’s House of Blues the following evening give the band the highest sellout percentage among acts outside the top 25 on the chart.

Check out this week’s APX chart here:

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