As the end of the year approaches (and end of the decade), we’re getting some crazy new information on exactly how popular — and rich — our favorite stars are. Pink was recently named 2019 Artist of the Year by Pollstar earning $215.2 million with her ‘Beautiful Trauma Tour’ this year alone. The singer was named #1 on their Year-End Top 100 Worldwide Tour chart having beat out stars like Elton John and Ed Sheeran.
Here’s the breakdown of what went into this high-grossing tour. Over 20 months, from March 2018 to November 2019, Pink performed 68 shows in locations across America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Pollstar reports each show grossed, on average, $3.16 million, and sold an average of 26,749 tickets. (Over 1.8 million people attended the tour total.)
While the tour grossed $215.2 million in 2019, it grossed $384.4 million overall, making it the most successful tour by a woman this decade. Pollstar also reports her decade gross of $626 million as outranking artists like Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, and Lady Gaga.
“I don’t believe in genres or boundaries,” Pink told Pollstar. “And what’s epic about making this kind of show with this kind of repertoire is that it can be a rock show, it can be theater, it can be Broadway, it can be acoustic.”
“I want you to feel every kind of feeling that you can tap into,” the star continued. “I love theater, and that’s probably where it comes from. I think that’s what makes a great show. If you have trouble getting to your feelings, you won’t after two hours with me.”
Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma Tour” has been significant not just for its massive earnings, but for the singer’s acrobatics during performances, including bungee-bouncing and aerial work. For the 40-year-old, it was just a matter of putting in her time to reach this level.
“Anything you do a lot – ‘Outliers’ says 10,000 hours, so I have my 10,000 hours,” she told Pollstar, “makes you a master of your craft. I can always get better, but I worked my ass off…I am a Virgo, and I am a perfectionist.”
“Both my parents were examples of really hard workers,” Pink added. “We did not grow up with much, and they showed me what it’s like to work really, really hard and nonstop.”
That work ethic has certainly paid off — and this mom of three deserves all the success that’s coming to her. Congrats, Pink!