Friday, February 03, 2023

All of Elton's records on the Billboard charts...

Elton John Scoring the Highest-Grossing Tour of All Time Is Just the Latest in His Long Line of Billboard Records

Another year, another decade, another record.

Elton John 

 

Elton John has made Billboard Boxscore history. His Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is the highest-grossing concert tour of all time.

As Eric Frankenberg reported on Monday: “According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour has grossed $817.9 million across 278 shows so far — more than any tour in Boxscore history. Bypassing Ed Sheeran’s The Divide Tour ($776.4 million), it is the first tour in Billboard’s archives to cross the $800 million benchmark.”

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Friday, January 06, 2023

"Hold Me Closer" ranks #1 on Billboard readers poll for 2022

Elton John reacts as ‘Hold Me Closer’ ranks no. 1 on the Billboard reader poll.

 Elton John reacts as ‘Hold Me Closer’ ranks no. 1 on the Billboard reader poll

Elton John thanked Britney Spears for collaborating with him as their hit track Hold Me Closer topped the Billboard reader poll.

Taking to Instagram, the Sacrifice singer expressed gratitude to the Toxic hitmaker and the Billboard fans for voting for their song, which marks the comeback of Spears to music after conservatorship.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Disney+ to stream Elton John Dodger Stadium show on November 20

 Disney+ will exclusively live stream “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Elton John Live on Disney+ 

The three-hour livestream “will showcase Elton John as audiences have never seen him before, paying tribute to the icon and the seminal moment in 1975 that cemented his global success. The concert will begin with “Countdown to Elton Live” from Dodger Stadium, beginning at ... 10:30 p.m. EST.”

Disney+ said the concert also will include “yet-to-be-announced big-name artists who will honor the legendary megastar on stage.”

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

UPDATE: "Hold Me Closer" falls 8 to #34 on the Hot 100

UPDATE 10/25/2022:  "Hold Me Closer" falls 8 sports to #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,  rise to #7 on the Billboard AC chart.  On the Mainstream Top 40 Airplay it's at #11 down one but slight increase in spins, on the Adult Top 40 Airplay its up to #5

UPDATE 10/12/2022:  "Hold Me Closer" rises one spot to # 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Holds at #9 on the Billboard AC chart.  On the Mainstream Top 40 Airplay it's at #11, on the Adult Top 40 Airplay it holds at #7

 UPDATE 10/05/2022:  "Hold Me Closer" rises one spot to # 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Goes up 3 sports to #9 on the Billboard AC chart.  On the Mainstream Top 40 Airplay it's at #10, on the Adult Top 40 Airplay its rises 3 spots to at #7

UPDATE 09/28/2022:  The mashup from Elton John and Britney Spears "Hold Me Closer" has dropped 2 more spots to # 28 in it's third week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It holds at #12 on the AC chart.  Ont eh Mediabase airplay charts it still shows increases on all charts so time will tell if it will move back up the charts.

09/20/2022:  The mashup from Elton John and Britney Spears "Hold Me Closer" has dropped 3 spots to # 26 in it's third week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  After debuting at #6 it has dropped each week since. Clearly this new track is not nearly as popular as the Dua Lipa/Elton John track "Cold Heart".  It is holding up well on the AC chart but not so much on the Top 40.  We shall see if it turns around in the weeks too come.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Hold Me Closer: Last week #6 debut, this week drops to #23

That was quick.  Down to #23.

Mediabase does show an increase in spins and has it at #17 up 2 from last week on their Top 40 airplay chart.   On their AC chart its at #11 and Hot AC at #15 also with an increase in spins.  So we'll see how it goes.  The performance of this mashup may determine if we get any more of them.