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    Lil Wayne takes home the 17th spot on this years LA Times top-grossing pop acts list. The list combines sales of concert tickets, albums and digital downloads to measure which acts were most popular with the broadest swath of music lovers. Weezy not only took home the 17th slot, but was the only rapper in the top 20.

    For the year, there’s also a total split between Nielsen SoundScan’s ranking of the 10 biggest-selling performers of 2008 and Pollstar’s Top 10 highest-grossing North American concert tours. In recent years the Pollstar and SoundScan rosters have veered away from one another. Typically, classic-rock acts that appeal to well-heeled baby boomers rake in the most money at box offices, while hot but still developing pop, R&B and hip-hop artists sell more albums.


    1. Madonna ($120.1 million). The Material Girl took in $105.3 million from touring, in addition to $14.8 million from music sales. It’s hard to decide what’s more impressive. The average gross at her shows, mostly in stadiums, was an eye-popping $5.5 million, and she drew about 36,000 people per show. Additionally, the average ticket price was $153.88, easily the highest among Pollstar’s Top 50 grossing tours. Worldwide, according to Pollstar, she amassed $281.6 million.

    2. Celine Dion ($106.8 million). Dion has been a regular in the Ultimate Top 10, and she posted her highest finish in a decade after ditching her residency at the Colosseum in Las Vegas for an old-fashioned, if high-tech, tour. She grossed $94 million, added $11.4 million in album sales and $1.3 million in digital tracks. Average ticket price: $119. Dion finished at No. 8 last year.

    3. Kenny Chesney ($95.7 million). This favorite son of Luttrell, Tenn., again proved the most popular country music act on the road last year, pulling in $72.2 million, and was the only artist to sell more than 1 million tickets in North America. Chesney sold $20.8 million worth of albums and $2.7 million in digital tracks. Average ticket price: $71.24. He’s up from No. 4 on last year’s list.

    4. Eagles ($90.7 million). The group might have taken the long road out of Eden, but it was pretty near paradise on the concert trail with the band’s take of $73.4 million. CD sales added $15.6 million and the veteran act notched $1.7 million worth of downloads. Average ticket price: $128.82.

    5. AC/DC ($82 million). The new “Black Ice” album took the veteran Australian hard rock band back to the top of the charts and also made its concert tour one of the year’s hot tickets. The band’s Ultimate Top 10 tally was almost evenly divided, with $37.5 million coming at the concert box office and $44.5 million from album sales. Like Kid Rock, AC/DC doesn’t do digital tracks. Average ticket price: $99.73.

    6. Coldplay ($81.6 million). Although finishing sixth, Coldplay is in the enviable position of balancing its power in concert and at retail. About $40.8 million worth of concert tickets were bolstered with $35 million in CD sales and a solid $5.8 million worth of 99-cent track downloads. Average ticket price: $79.87.

    7. Bon Jovi ($81.4 million). The New Jersey band posted another good year, with $70.4 million from 45 shows in 31 cities, plus $8.6 million in CD sales and $2.4 million in digital tracks. Average ticket price: $95.39.

    8. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band ($79 million). It’s been five years since the Boss topped the Ultimate Top 10 with a take of $132.8 million. Last year, he and the E Streeters pulled in $69.3 million on the road and, without a new album, added $7.9 million in catalog sales and $1.8 million in digital tracks. Average ticket price: $94.17.

    9. Jonas Brothers ($77.9 million). The newest act to join the Ultimate Top 10 did almost equally well at the box office as at retail: $41.5 million worth of tickets, $30.4 million in albums and $6 million digitally. An average ticket price of $43.69 made theirs the least expensive ticket among Top 10 finishers.

    10. Rascal Flatts ($77.1 million). It might be down three slots from its No. 7 finish in 2007, but this good-time country trio is becoming a concert juggernaut. This is the group’s third consecutive year in the Ultimate Top 10, thanks to $55.8 million on the road, $18.2 million in album sales and $3.1 million digitally in 2008. Average ticket price: $59.47.

    11. Neil Diamond ($70.5 million)
    12. Taylor Swift ($62.2 million)
    13. Michael Bublé ($59.5 million)
    14. Metallica ($56.4 million)
    15. Carrie Underwood ($54.9 million)
    16. Dave Matthews Band ($51.6 million)
    17. The Police ($51 million)
    18. Lil Wayne ($50.8 million)
    19. Tom Petty ($50.5 million)
    20. Kid Rock ($50. 2 million)

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    i don't really mess with dude's music that strong but props to Wayne
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    damn madonna ass be killin em wit that tour money


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    Who wouldve known Tongue kissing your Dad can earn you 50.8 mill.......and madonna is damn near 100 years old who still wants to see her perform



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    where jay & 50?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HipHop.I.AM View Post
    Who wouldve known Tongue kissing your Dad can earn you 50.8 mill.......and madonna is damn near 100 years old who still wants to see her perform



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    ...madonna put in work over in other countries tho kinda like all those ppl on the top of that list


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    its says 17th spot but he's listed in the 18th spot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opportunist View Post
    its says 17th spot but he's listed in the 18th spot

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    go wayne...lol

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    Good **** wayne

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