Chart Scene: Dua Lipa Joins Artist Power Index Following New Tour Launch

Dua Lipa performs onstage during the 2024 TIME100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2024, in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni / Patrick McMullan / Getty Images)

Dua Lipa enters the lineup on the Artist Power Index at No. 15 following the opening performance of her “Radical Optimism Tour” that began on June 5 at Waldbühne outdoor amphitheater in Berlin, Germany. The concert was the first of ten performances scheduled in Europe this year, including two shows at ancient Roman venues, Pula Arena in Croatia and the Arena of Nîmes in France. She will also appear at several festivals on the continent including the Glastonbury Festival in England and Rock Werchter in Belgium.

Later this year, the three-time Grammy winner will also be making a headlining appearance on both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October, followed by a stretch of nine shows booked in Asian cities in November and December.

The new tour supports her third studio album Radical Optimism, recently released on May 3 and her first album in four years. Dua Lipa’s last world tour was the “Future Nostalgia Tour” in 2022, supporting her critically acclaimed second album. The tour played in four continents over nine months and grossed more than $101 million. She sold 1.3 million tickets on the trek, according to box-office totals from 80 reported shows.

Five more artists make their first appearance on the Artist Power Index led by Chris Brown, ranked highest among them at No. 19. His debut follows the kickoff of his “11:11 Tour,” set to play arenas in North America this summer, while Nelly Furtado has the 40th ranking based on a performance in Stockholm that launched a string of European festival appearances. Also, Snoop Dogg ranks No. 41 after beginning his “Cali to Canada Tour” on June 3 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the first of 11 shows planned in Canadian cities.

Green Day also debuts on APX after performing June 5 at LDLC Arena in Lyon, France to kick off a series of European dates, both headlining performances and festival appearances. And Arcángel ranks No. 50 based on recent performances in May at venues in Mexican cities.

On LIVE75, George Strait makes a splash with the top-ranked debut at No. 1, based on a sold-ticket average of 50,342 per show, the highest on the chart. He also has the top gross average this week with a $12.7 million box-office haul per concert. His ranking is based on ticket sales figures reported from his first three stadium concerts this year.

His first sold-out performance was on May 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Attendance was recorded at 51,132 with a gross totaling $13.9 million, the highest of the three venues. And on May 11, he performed for 48,399 fans at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida and grossed $11.6 million. Then his last concert in May was at Jack Trice Stadium at Iowa State University in Ames. His show on the 25th drew a crowd of 51,496 and earned $12.6 million.

Performing with the King of Country again this year is Chris Stapleton along with special guests Little Big Town. The same artists also played eight stadium dates together in 2023, racking up a combined gross of $118.6 million from 445,396 sold tickets.

Trevor Noah makes an 18-position jump to No. 25 on LIVE75 to score “Noise Maker” status with performances at three venues. His best-attended show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was part of the “Netflix Is A Joke” fest, held at Southern California venues during May. His performance on the 11th moved 15,200 tickets and grossed $1.28 million.

Prior to the Hollywood Bowl gig, Noah played for 7,002 fans at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on May 2, grossing $858,454. The next evening, he appeared at Sandia Resort Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque, New Mexico, selling out his performance there with a crowd of 4,089.

Finally, LIVE75’s “Breakthrough” tour belongs to Riley Green (No. 36) with 5,570 tickets sold at 12 shows and a 99 percent sellout percentage.