Music artists – additional information
Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber, along with Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Bruce Sprinsteen and Madonna, are the most expensive artists, charging a minimum of one million U.S. dollars for a concert. Bon Jovi’s 2013 “Because We Can” tour, promoting the band’s twelfth studio album “What About Now,” was the most successful music tour worldwide in 2013 based on revenue. It raked in nearly 260 million U.S. dollars of revenue and sold 2.66 million tickets worldwide. “Because We Can” was performed in 97 cities and the average ticket price amounted to approximately 98 U.S. dollars. Bon Jovi’s annual income as of June 2013 amounted to 79 million U.S. dollars, which made them third highest-paid music artist or band worldwide.
Justin Bieber, who also charges a minimum of one million U.S. dollars for a single concert, was the seventh best-paid musician worldwide as of June 2013, with an annual income of 58 million U.S. dollars. The tour promoting his third studio album “Believe” was the fourth-most successful tour worldwide by revenue in 2013, generating 169 million U.S. dollars. Concerts were played in 100 cities, selling a total of 1.87 million tickets at the average price of 90.5 U.S. dollars per ticket. As of March 2014, Justin Bieber was second-most followed person on Twitter, with more than 50.2 million subscribers. The only person with more followers was Katy Perry. Justin Bieber beat even the U.S. President Barack Obama, whose Twitter account has 41.85 followers.