Chart Scene: Alicia Keys Debuts On LIVE75 With Latin American Sellouts

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 06: Alicia Keys performs onstage at The Greek Theatre on September 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AK)

Alicia Keys makes her first appearance this year as the “Hot Shot” artist on LIVE75 following recent performances during the Latin American leg of her world tour that launched in June of 2022. The 15-time Grammy Award winner played eight venues in the region during May with box-office results reported at three of them.

Sellout crowds were present at all three, beginning with her May 9 event at Santiago, Chile’s Movistar Arena that hosted an audience of 11,129. Bogotá, Colombia’s Movistar Arena sold 6,202 tickets on the 11th, while Auditorio Citibanamex in Monterrey, Mexico logged 5,982 sold seats on May 14. The 7,771-ticket average from all three of those dates earns the No. 16 position on the chart along with a gross average of $365,113 per night.

She is about to kick off her “Keys to the Summer” tour on June 28 at FLA Live Arena in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. With a slate of North American arena performances on tap this summer, she will complete the trek with a final stop at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Although no artist debuts on the Artist Power Index in this issue, three acts return to the chart after falling off for a brief period during the most recent quarter of the year. The highest-ranked of those concert headliners is Bruno Mars who scores the No. 10 ranking based on four recent May performances of his Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM. The current six-night run which ends on June 3 is his second run of shows at the showroom this year. In January and February, he appeared there with a 10-show engagement that grossed $16.2 million from 51,078 sold tickets.

Also returning to APX are Depeche Mode (No. 48) and Shania Twain (No. 49) with the 27th and 32nd best Live ranks, respectively, among the artists on the chart. Both are currently on the road with new tours in 2023 – Depeche Mode with seven European performances of their “Memento Mori” world tour that fall in the chart eligibility period this week. Twain scores her ranking with a total of 17 shows from her ongoing “Queen of Me” jaunt, set to continue through Nov. 14.

The top-ranked artists on both charts maintain a strong grip on their respective No. 1’s this week. Taylor Swift retains the highest position on the Artist Power Index, while Luke Combs stays atop LIVE75 – both on the strength of stadium performances in North American venues booked on their current tours. Combs, who is No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week, produced the highest gross average on three of the four most recent LIVE75 charts including this one. He remains the “Heavy Hitter” with an average gross of $5.3 million from five concerts that produced a ticket average of 52,958.

Janet Jackson leaps seven positions on LIVE75 to earn the “Noisemaker” classification with the largest movement up the chart in one week. Her “Together Again” North American tour averaged 12,650 sold seats at 15 concerts to land at No. 5.

Madison Square Garden in New York was one of two venues to host her tour for two performances, May 9 and 10. Together, both concerts grossed $3.84 million, the highest among the venues eligible for this week’s chart. The other two-show engagement was at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida where she scored a $1.59 million box-office take from 11,497 tickets sold on April 14 and 16. Her top-grossing arena with a one-show engagement was CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore that welcomed a sellout crowd of 11,904 on May 13 and grossed $1.77 million.

Snow Tha Product continues her three-week stand as the “Breakthrough” artist on LIVE75 with the most sold-out concerts among artists ranked 26th through 75th. Appearing at No. 47, her best-attended sellout was on May 10 at Villa Hispana at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque with 2,514 tickets sold.