Top-Ranked Chart Debuts: The Kid LAROI, Eagles Highlighted

The Kid LAROI performs onstage at Lodge Room on April 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)

The seventh-highest Airplay rank and a top-50 showing in the Streaming tallies earn The Kid LAROI the No. 12 slot on the Artist Power Index as the highest-ranked debut of the week.

The Australian singer/rapper’s recent live events include an April 21 show at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles and a main-stage performance at the Tecate Emblema festival in Mexico City on May 13. He is due to kick off a stretch of shows in his home country later this month followed by headlining dates and festival appearances in Europe and North America throughout the summer and into September.

On LIVE75, Eagles’ debut at No. 4 earns the legendary rock band the “Hot Shot” classification based on a ticket average of 11,948. Six concerts on the group’s “Hotel California” tour land during the time frame for chart eligibility this week with top box-office totals reported at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The ticket count from two concerts there totaled 25,630 for a $6.3 million gross from sellout crowds in attendance both nights. Overall, in 2022 the Eagles tour has grossed over $52.8 million from 20 performances with attendance logged at 229,901.

Also making their first appearance on The Artist Power Index is Halsey at No. 30 followed by three country headliners: Carrie Underwood (No. 39), Thomas Rhett (No. 43) and Zac Brown Band (No. 49), and T-Pain makes his debut at No. 50. Halsey arrives on the chart with the opening concert on her “Love and Power” tour that launched on May 17 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., while performances from Underwood’s “Reflection” residency at the Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas contributes to her ranking on the chart.

Rhett scores highest on APX in the Airplay category with the 29th highest rank, but his recent live performances include a headlining stint at the iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin on May 7. Underwood also headlined, as did Zac Brown Band who played earlier shows in April in Greenville and Charleston, S.C. T-Pain hits the chart based on opening shows on his “The Road to Wiscansin” tour that kicked off at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre on May 10 and is scheduled to run through June 11, wrapping in Milwaukee.

With a repeat appearance at No. 1 on the Artist Power Index, Ed Sheeran is one of the five artists ranked highest on the chart, each holding on to the same position for a second consecutive week. His chart-topping performance comes on the strength of two-night engagements at four stadium-sized venues that kicked off the opening leg of his “Mathematics” tour.

Also included in his box-office counts are ticket sales figures from Dublin’s Vicar Street and Whelans, two of the smaller venues that hosted the singer-songwriter for warm-up shows prior to the tour launch in Ireland. Following the first two shows held at Croke Park in Dublin, concerts were staged in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork and Thomond Park in Limerick prior to a May 12-13 event at Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Kenny Chesney jumps to the top on LIVE75 after debuted at No. 2 behind Sheeran on the previous chart based on box-office sales from four shows. His sold-ticket average of 39,375 this week is a five-show total that surpasses Sheeran’s ticket average by 4,749 tickets. With stadium-sized crowds at four of his five venues, the country star amassed a gross average of $4.7 million to earn “Heavy Hitter” status on the chart.