Bieber Back To No. 1, Styles Debuts On Artist Power Index

Justin Bieber takes the stage at Coachella during Daniel Caesar’s set on April 15, 2022, in Indio, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

After two weeks ranked second on the Artist Power Index, Justin Bieber returns to No. 1 after playing the first outdoor stadium performance on his “Justice” world tour, a May 22 event at Monterrey, Mexico’s Estadio de Béisbol. The concert at the 22,000-seat baseball stadium is the first of four shows scheduled at Mexican stadiums before the pop star returns to arenas for the remainder of the tour’s opening leg through North America. With 36 arena shows already in the books from the first three months of the tour, Bieber has averaged 12,592 sold tickets per show for an average gross of $1.88 million. He recently added new international dates to his world tour that will stretch through March 2023.

Harry Styles makes his debut on the Artist Power Index at No. 6 on the strength of two May concerts to celebrate the release of his new album, Harry’s House. The first was his “One Night in New York” performance on May 20 at UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y., where he performed songs from the new album along with some of his past hits for the arena crowd. He then headed back to the U.K. for a “One Night Only in London” event four days later at O2 Academy Brixton – all leading up to the return of his “Love On Tour 2022” that is set to heat up in June with stadiums and arenas booked in European cities through the end of July.

The North American leg of Styles’ tour will kick off in mid-August and will include a massive run of 15 concerts at both Madison Square Garden in New York and the Kia Forum in the Los Angeles market. Multiple-show engagements in Toronto, Austin and Chicago are also on the schedule that runs through mid-November.

Ed Sheeran makes a move back to No. 1 on LIVE75 after spending one week in the second position, based on a sold-ticket average of 38,434 from eight stadium dates in Ireland and Northern Ireland that kicked-off his “Mathematics” tour, along with the final warm-up show he performed at Dublin’s Vicar Street prior to the tour launch.

Although Kenny Chesney held No. 1 for just one week on LIVE75, he still maintains his status – for a third consecutive week – as the “Heavy Hitter” with the largest gross average among all 75 artists on the chart. With seven shows during the eligibility time frame including five stadium dates and two concerts at outdoor amphitheaters, he scores a gross average of $4.2 million and a ticket average of 36,336.

Paul McCartney makes his debut appearance on LIVE75 at No. 3 as the week’s “Hot Shot” artist, earning an average ticket count of 14,203 based on box-office results from five performances on his “Got Back” tour. Included are two sold-out shows at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle that drew 30,324 fans for a box-office total just under $8 million and a two-night stand at California’s Oakland Arena that moved 28,599 tickets, earning $7.6 million.

Bluegrass star Billy Strings, ranked No. 26, is LIVE75’s “Breakthrough” artist of the week with a 94% sellout average at 12 concerts in seven U.S. venues. Included are two-show engagements at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in Florida and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., as well as a three-night run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. He averaged 4,457 sold seats per show with his best box-office numbers recorded at Red Rocks. The Denver-area shed moved 18,650 tickets for a gross of $1.08 million.