According to a release posted yesterday at Pollstar.com, “The Material Girl” grossed $296.1 million U.S. to nail down No. 1 ranking.
Rounding out the top 5, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band grabbed second spot ($210.2 million); ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters came in at third ($186.4 million); U.K.’s Coldplay took fourth ($171.3 million) and Lady Gaga claimed fifth position ($161.4 million).
Canadian artists to make the top 30 included: folk icon Leonard Cohen in seventeenth spot ($46.1 million), hard rockers Nickelback in eighteenth position, (43.6 million)
superstar rapper Drake in nineteenth (43.3 million), teen pop idol Justin Bieber in twenty-third (40.2 million) and Celine Dion in twenty-ninth spot (36.5 million).
The top 50 touring acts managed a combined gross of $3 billion, which was down about 2 percent from $3.07 billion in 2011 and sold 34.9 million in total ticket sales, a decline from 35.48 million the previous year.
Fans can check out the entire list at Pollstarpro.com.
Did you know? Only 13 artists from 2011 made this year’s Top 50 with Roger Waters earning the highest rank moving up from fifth spot last year to third in 2012.