Chart Scene: 50 Cent’s European Tour Earns APX Debut

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50 Cent performs at Mediolanum Forum of Assago on October 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

50 Cent is one of only three artists to earn a ranking this week on the Artist Power Index for the first time during the most recent quarter of 2022, although he did land on the chart earlier this year during his “Green Light Gang” tour’s summer trek through Europe. Now in the homestretch of the second European leg of the tour, he’s back on the chart at No. 27 based on arena performances in September and October.

The first leg of the tour launched on June 10 at London’s OVO Arena Wembley, earning a gross of $1.4 million from a packed house of 11,597 fans. With a total of 14 shows reported in Europe during the summer run – along with two concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel – the veteran rapper grossed over $13 million during June and July from 141,295 sold tickets.

Also entering the Artist Power Index are Carrie Underwood and Demi Lovato on the strength of September and October performances from their respective North American tours. Underwood’s debut at No. 45 follows the opening week of shows on her “Denim & Rhinestones” tour that kicked off in Greenville, South Carolina on Oct. 15, while Lovato’s “Holy Fvck” tour earns the No. 50 ranking from shows at 15 theaters. Her schedule has included venues such as L.A.’s YouTube Theater, Beacon Theatre in New York for two nights and The Anthem in Washington, D.C., where she played Oct. 10 with 3,053 tickets sold.

The highest debut on LIVE75 belongs to Guns N’ Roses who averaged 42,671 sold tickets at the final eight South American shows that fall in the chart’s eligibility timeframe. However, the band’s tour on the continent included a total of 15 headlining performances beginning on Sept. 1 at Arena da Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil and wrapping with two shows at Bogotá, Colombia’s Estadio El Campín, Oct. 11-12.

Overall grosses from South America totaled $44.3 million for Guns N’ Roses’ concerts that moved a total of 537,817 tickets at 14 venues.

The Bogotá stadium – the only venue on the trek with two performances booked – had the highest venue gross, totaling just under $7 million, yet the top gross for one performancewas recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The band’s Sept. 30 performance at River PlateStadium earned more than $5.3 million.

Bad Bunny repeats as the top-ranked performer on the Artist Power Index with the fourth-highest Live rank, the highest Social score of the week and the ninth-highest Streaming total. Live performances contributing to his second consecutive No. 1 were held at the final two U.S. stadiums on his current world tour along with the first Latin American venue, Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez in Dominican Republic that welcomed the artist for two concerts.

The Latin rapper/singer also repeats as the “Heavy Hitter” on LIVE75 with the highest gross average of the week: $12.9 million from five shows at three North American stadiums that grossed a combined $64.7 million. It’s the highest gross average on record by any artist since the chart debuted in April 2019.

Also on LIVE75, Ed Sheeran remains at No. 1 with a ticket average per show of 60,952 from the final three-show engagement on the European leg of his world tour. His performances in Frankfurt, Germany drew 182,856 fans the last weekend of September and grossed over $13.7 million to wrap the 52-show summer trek.