Harry Styles Returns To No. 1 On Artist Power Index

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Harry Styles performs during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 22, 2022, in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images / Harry Styles)

Harry Styles makes a jump to No. 1 on the Artist Power Index after last holding the chart’s highest ranking in the Dec. 5 issue. His ranking this week comes just one month after the final engagement on his Latin American trek in November and December, a two-night stint in São Paulo at Allianz Parque. His “Love On Tour” stopped at the 50,000-seat stadium on Dec. 13 and 14 to cap the four-week run that began in Guadalajara, Mexico on Nov. 20.

Next up for the pop superstar will be his return to Los Angeles for the three dates he had to postpone at the Kia Forum back in November. Following those shows on Jan. 26, 27 and 29, he is set to continue his world tour in Oceania, Asia and Europe throughout the first half of the year.

Styles also charts highly on LIVE75, landing at No. 3 based on eight of the fall performances on the tour that produced a sold-ticket average of 17,412. The most recent of them was his sold-out show in Santiago, Chile at Bicentenario La Florida Stadium that drew 25,505 fans for a $1.7 million gross.

Elton John takes the No. 1 ranking on LIVE75 based on an eight-show ticket average of 42,491 from venues on the final North American leg of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. With an average gross of $7.5 million per show, he is classified as the chart’s “Heavy Hitter” with the highest average among this week’s 75 ranked headliners. He also makes his debut as the “Hot Shot” artist, scoring highest among those performers entering the chart for the first time in the past month.

Other than Sir Elton, six more artists make an entrance on LIVE75 in this issue with Grupo Firme ranked highest among them at No. 5. The Mexican band secures a chart position based on ticket sales at 10 venues in U.S. cities during the homestretch of 2022, averaging 12,454 sold sets per show. The sole stadium was San Antonio’s Alamodome which logged a total of 29,821 sold tickets for its performance, while the best-attended arena was Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle with 14,199 fans in attendance.

Following the Tijuana, Mexico, natives are Dave Matthews Band, Marc Anthony and ATEEZ, all debuting on LIVE75 with multiple performances at North American venues. Keith Urban joins them at No. 9 with sales at two arenas in the U.S. and two in Australia, and Adam Sandler hits the chart in the tenth position following four of the comedian’s recent shows at U.S. venues.

The top debut on the Artist Power Index is Arctic Monkeys, ranked No. 29 based on the band’s headlining performances in three Australian cities. The concerts, promoted by Frontier Touring, were at outdoor venues in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney during January with Midlife as support. Asian and European dates fill the group’s upcoming tour schedule until late August with the beginning of a fall North American trek.

APX also sees new entries by David Guetta, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Sia and Meghan Trainor, all without Live ranks, but high rankings within the top 40 in Streaming and 34 in Airplay.
Earning “Breakthrough” status on LIVE75 is Noah Kahan (No. 26) with the best sellout percentage among headliners outside the top 25. He sold out concerts in Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon, moving over 8,000 tickets for an average of 2,004 per show.