In the constant effort to bring you a wide variety of interesting announcements, here are the tallies from the popular Pollstar service when it comes to touring and artists that dominated over the course of the 2018 year. I’m going to chime in down at the end with some additional editorial for those who wonder what I think about the matter.
The Press Release:
Pollstar continues to be regarded as the most credible source and final word for box office data. Pollstar’s rankings, which are based on data that is reported to Pollstar, are an important marketing tool for agents and venues, and talent buyers and others depend on box office histories to make informed business choices.
Pollstar received, inputted and verified more than 44,000 records, including a record-setting total gross reported of more than $10.4 billion, and 152.1 million tickets sold this year.
Hey there my friends, so last night they broadcast the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and since I’ve been enjoying showcasing these kind of spectacles with you – I’ve culled together the full list of winners from numerous sources to make sure I didn’t leave anything out. I don’t usually watch the broadcast since there is so little Rock and Metal represented but I do still share those winners on my PiercingMetal.com website. I told the readers of this blog that I do this to fire up the tempers of the Metal reviews readers since they get so passionate about the subject. You’ll notice that this year I’ve showcased the winners only and not the other nominees. This is much easier to read and finish examining in a few minutes unlike the other list which I think ran me something like fourteen pages of text. Here we go.
Record of the Year: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
Album of the Year: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
Song of the Year: ”That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)