Chart Scene: Shawn Mendes Arrives With ‘Wonder’ Tour Debut

Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the opening night ofWonder: The World Tour” at Moda Center on June 27, 2022 in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Mendes)

Shawn Mendes has launched the opening leg of his “Wonder: The World Tour” with a performance on June 27 at Moda Center in Portland, Ore., earning the pop star the highest ranking for a newly charting performer on the Artist Power Index. Both the opening night event and his show the next evening at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena earn him the No. 9 ranking, while the 38th highest Streaming rank and 19th in Airplay also add a dynamic boost to his chart placement.

The Canadian singer announced his tour last September with dates booked in both North America and Europe, although the European leg was ultimately postponed until 2023 due to logistical touring complications on the continent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour supports Mendes’ fourth studio album Wonder, released in 2020, and will continue in North America through late October.

Ed Sheeran makes his 10th appearance on the Artist Power Index ranked either first or second, after having scored the top position for the first time in Pollstar’s May 2 issue following the launch of his “Mathematics” stadium tour. This week he jumps back to No. 1 after one week in the second slot fueled by 10 concerts in the UK during the past month at stadiums in Sunderland, Manchester, Glasgow and London.

On LIVE75, Coldplay debuts at No. 1 with the “Hot Shot” tour of the week based on shows on the band’s “Music of the Spheres” world tour that played U.S. venues for the first time in early May. Three stadium dates that occurred during the chart’s eligibility period produced a ticket average of 52,621 to grab the highest ranking.

The group’s three-show gross average tops out at $5.6 million, yet it is the second-highest overall on LIVE75 behind Paul McCartney’s $8.4 million average. His total, based on concerts at six stadiums and two arenas, earns the No. 4 ranking on the chart as this week’s “Heavy Hitter.” Of the eight shows that contributed to his chart totals, the top earners were stadiums in the New York and Los Angeles markets, both with grosses well over the $10 million mark for a single performance.

Harry Styles made his first appearance on the Artist Power Index in the May 30 issue, entering at No. 6 just prior to the European leg of his “Love on Tour” that kicked off at Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium on June 11. Since then, he has inched up the chart to No. 2 in this issue behind Sheeran. With a Live rank at No. 18 along with Top 10 positions in both Streaming and Airplay, he is poised to contend for No. 1 in the upcoming weeks. His first seven stadium dates of the summer, including two nights at London’s Wembley Stadium, powers his second ranking in this week’s chart tally.

The “Breakthrough” act on LIVE75 is Still Woozy for a second time this year. The Oakland, California native claimed the tag in the March 28 issue with sellouts at all five of his shows during the previous month. This week he repeats with a 97% sellout average at 12 concerts with chart eligibility, the most of any artist outside the Top 25. Averaging 1,877 tickets per show, the indie pop artist played clubs primarily in Southern U.S. states. His best-attended sellout was a concert at The Factory in Deep Ellum in Dallas with a crowd of 4,250.