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Hot tours

Pollstar ranks top concert tours by average box office gross per city:

1. Roger Waters, $2,347,869

2. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, $1,996,815

3. Cirque du Soleil – “Michael Jackson: The Immortal,” $1,463,165

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, $779,647

5. Nickelback, $705,915

6. Lady Antebellum, $551,223

7. The Black Keys, $470,133

8. Miranda Lambert, $439,575

9. Il Divo, $346,198

10. Eric Church, $300,156

11. Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles, $190,303

12. “Riverdance,” $173,437

13. Yanni, $157,906

14. Bassnectar, $157,428

15. Rise Against, $155,652

16. Casting Crowns, $148,314

17. “MythBusters,” $147,540

18. The Moody Blues, $143,908

19. Death Cab For Cutie, $128,745

20. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, $126,594


iTunes’ latest charts:


1. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen

2. “Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

3. “Payphone,” Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa

4. “Good Time,” Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen

5. “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye

6. “Lights,” Ellie Goulding

7. “Titanium,” David Guetta featuring Sia

8. “Whistle,” Flo Rida

9. “Scream,” Usher

10. “Where Have You Been,” Rihanna


1. “Overexposed,” Maroon 5

2. “Living Things,” Linkin Park

3. “MMG Presents: Self Made, Vol. 2,” Various

4. “Believe,” Justin Bieber

5. “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” Kenny Chesney

6. “Up All Night,” One Direction

7. “PTX, Vol. 1,” Pentatonix

8. “Rock of Ages (Soundtrack),” Various

9. “Project X (Soundtrack),” Various

10. “Write Me Back (Deluxe Version),” R. Kelly


Among Billboard’s latest national chart leaders

Top songs

1. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen

2. “Payphone,” Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa

3. “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra

4. “Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

5. “Where Have You Been,” Rihanna

6. “Lights,” Ellie Goulding

7. “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monae

8. “Starships,” Nicki Minaj

9. “Titanium,” David Guetta featuring Sia

10. “Scream,” Usher

Top albums

1. “Living Things,” Linkin Park

2. “Overexposed,” Maroon 5

3. “Believe,” Justin Bieber

4. “Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made 2,” Various

5. “Write Me Back,” R. Kelly

6. “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” Kenny Chesney

7. “21,” Adele

8. “Up All Night,” One Direction

9. “Looking 4 Myself,” Usher

10. “Rock of Ages (Soundtrack),” Various