The Most Successful Vegas Residencies

Article by : SlotsUp Team Jul 19, 2022

Which stars have the highest grossing, attended and rated Vegas Residencies?

Las Vegas residencies are one of the pinnacles of a showbiz career, with many singers aspiring to perform in the entertainment capital of the world.  

The prestige of a Vegas residency began when pianist and singer Liberace debuted in 1944, but has since seen the biggest names in the music business gracing the stage, including pop princess Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and soulful singers like Adele and Elton John. 

But out of all of the legendary music stars that have performed in Sin City, who has been the most successful?

The team at SlotsUp looked at a seed list of the most popular Las Vegas residencies*, and ranked their success based on the following 10 factors: 

The length of residency, number of shows, estimated** / expected gross, salary per show, social sentiment, average Youtube views, Instagram hashtags, global Google searches, review star rating*** and number of tickets sold/ attendance.

Vegas Residencies:The Most Victorious Vocalists

THE MOST VICTORIOUS VOCALISTS OF VEGAS

Celine Dion
The powerhouse singer Celine Dion takes the crown for having one of the most successful residencies in Las Vegas with her show ‘Celine’ that gained her a total score of 82.8 out of 100. 

The iconic show went on for a lengthy 8 years, 2 months and 7 days, with the singer holding 427 shows in that time. Accompanied by a band and orchestra, the singer performed classics like ‘Because You Loved Me’ and ‘All By Myself’, with the shows selling 1,741,175 tickets and making $296,000,000 (£243,830,000.00) profit. 

The Vegas concerts also created a buzz online with the shows gaining 164,323,186 views on YouTube and fans searching for the show 12,000 times. 

Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John emerged as the singer with the second most successful Vegas residency with his show ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ that received a total score of 70.9 out of 100. 

The unforgettable 197 shows were performed over 6 years, 7 months and 16 days, and saw Elton John and his favourite piano ‘Blossom’ play fan favourites like ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Tiny Dancer’, in the city Elton calls his second home. 

The residency saw huge success making a gross profit of $131,000,000 (£107,911,250.00) and receiving a review rating of 4.9 out of 5. 

Celine Dion
Taking third place as one of the most successful residencies in Vegas is best-selling recording artist Celine Dion, once again, with her show ‘ A New Day’ that received an overall score of 69 out of 100. 

Celine Dion performed 717 shows across the 4 year, 8 months and 14 day residency, with the setlist including powerful ballads like ‘I’m Alive’ and ‘A new day has come’. The concerts made a massive $385,000,000 (£317,143,750.00) profit and 2,451,329 tickets were sold.

Singers That Hit The Jackpot With Their Vegas Residencies

SINGERS THAT HIT THE JACKPOT

Topping the table once again is the successful Canadian singer, Celine Dion with a score of 10/10 for her Vegas residency at the iconic Caesars Palace. The ‘A New Day’ shows made the star an impressive $385,000,000 ( £317,143,750.00), taking the title of the highest earning residency of all time. 

It really does come down to ‘The Power Of Love’ as Celine Dion makes it into second place as well, with a score of 9.5 out of 10 for her ‘Celine’ concerts. This residency also earned the singer a whopping $296,000,000 (£243,830,000.00) 

Calvin Harris secures himself as the third star to make the most from his residency show with a score of 9 out of 10. The Scottish DJ has made an eye-watering $242,819,000 (£200,022,151.25) with talk of extending his residency being on the cards.

Long-Standing Music Legends And Their Winnings

MUSIC LEGENDS AND THEIR WINNINGS

Celine Dion leads the way with a score of 24.3 out of 30 for her lengthy residency that earnt the star an immense amount of money. The 427 ‘Celine’ shows were performed for 8 years, 7 months and 2 days and made the singer an impressive $693,208.43 (£571,085.90) per concert. 

Following closely behind in second place with a score of 21.7 out of 30 is global icon, Sir Elton John, with his show ‘The Red Piano’. Performing 247 shows across 5 years, 2 months and 7 days, the singing sensation made a whopping $673,684.21 (£555,001.26) per concert. 

In joint second, alongside Elton John, is George Strait with a score of 21.7 out of 30. The star’s 6 year, 7 months and 1 day residency ‘Straight to Vegas’ included 34 shows with each performance making the singer a massive $1,408,823.53 (£1,160,631.09) each. 

The singer with the third longest residency that made a substantial amount of money is Sir Elton John, with a score of 21.3 out of 30. ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ show had a setlist of decades of hits and was performed over 6 years,7 months and 16 days with 197 performances taking place, each making a hefty $664,974.62 (£547,826.04).

Rave Reviews And Colossal Crowds

HOW MUCH VEGAS STARS MAKE FROM EACH SHOW

Celine Dion finds herself in first place once more with a score of 16.1 out of 20 for the best star ratings combined with concert attendance rates. The ‘Celine’ shows sold 1,741,175 tickets and received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, showing the performance was worth every penny. 

Elton John sings his way into second spot with ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ show that scored a total of 15.9 out of 20. With 810,030 tickets sold the residency ended with an encore of ‘Your Song’, an emotional end to his final show that left Elton fans ‘feeling the love’ and landed him 4.8 out of 5 stars from reviews. 

Emerging in third place is pop star Janet Jackson with a score of 12.9 out of 20 for her ratings and tickets sold for her Vegas residency show ‘Metamorphosis’. The concerts sold 76,813 tickets and were well received by fans that rated the performances 5 out of 5 stars.


Methodology:

Vegas Residencies:The Most Victorious Vocalists:

Looking at a seed list of the most popular Las Vegas residencies*, we looked into 10 factors, including length of residency, number of shows, estimated** / expected gross, salary per show, social sentiment, average Youtube views, Instagram hashtags, global Google searches, review star rating*** and number of tickets sold/ attendance. We then ranked them in terms of their success. 

* Some data for older residencies were not available, so have been excluded from this list.

**Estimated gross was calculated by average gross made to date, times by the number of expected shows to be completed within the residency.

*** Review Star Rating data for some of the residencies were not available, so these scores have been omitted from the results.

Singers That Hit The Jackpot With Their Vegas Residencies:

Looking at a seed list of the most popular Las Vegas Residencies, we analysed the expected and estimated* gross for each residency and ranked them from highest to lowest.

*Some grosses were unavailable, so we estimated them by calculating the average gross made to date, multiplied by the number of expected shows to be completed within the residency. Some estimated grosses were already available from various sources.

Long-Standing Music Legends And Their Winnings

Looking at a seed list of the most popular Las Vegas Residencies, we analysed the length of the stars’ residencies, how many shows they performed during their residency and how much they made per show. We then gave them an overall score out of 30 and ranked them out of 15.

Rave Reviews And Colossal Crowds 

Looking at a seed list of the most popular Las Vegas Residencies, we analysed how many tickets were sold and the rating of each residency. We then scored them out of 20 and ranked them in order of the highest attendance and rating.

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