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Buffett One of the Top Touring Acts of Past 25 Years

May 30th, 2014

Billboard has released a list of the Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990 and Jimmy Buffett came in at #20.

Here’s the full list:

  1. The Rolling Stones
  2. U2
  3. Bruce Springsteen
  4. Madonna
  5. Bon Jovi
  6. Elton John
  7. Dave Matthews Band
  8. Celine Dion
  9. Kenny Chesney
  10. The Eagles
  11. The Police/Sting
  12. Roger Waters
  13. Paul McCartney
  14. Billy Joel
  15. Rod Stewart
  16. Neil Diamond
  17. Metallica
  18. Aerosmith
  19. George Strait
  20. Jimmy Buffett
  21. Coldplay
  22. Toby Keith
  23. Cher
  24. Fleetwood Mac
  25. AC/DC

Billboard reports that since 1990 Buffett has grossed $402,756,057 with 9,746,471 in attendance at 539 shows.

Read more about the list at Billboard.com

Tagged in Charts, Touring

Buffett’s New Album Debuts at #4

August 28th, 2013

Jimmy Buffett’s latest album Songs From St. Somewhere debuts at #4 in its opening week on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 55,000 copies.

The new album is his 11th top 10 set, stretching back to 1978’s “Son of a Son of a Sailor” (which peaked at No. 10). The former Billboard writer (he wrote for this publication in 1969 and 1970) didn’t return to the top 10 until 1994’s “Fruitcakes” (No. 5).

See Buffett’s chart history here.

Here’s the top 5 this week:

  1. Luke Bryan – 159,000 (second week)
  2. John Mayer – 144,000
  3. TGT – 76,000
  4. Jimmy Buffett – 55,000
  5. Earl Sweatshirt – 49,000

Tagged in Albums, Charts

‘Songs From St. Somewhere’ Poised for Top 5 Debut

August 23rd, 2013

Jimmy Buffett released his latest album Songs From St. Somewhere this week and it’s heading for a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart:

Veteran singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett is set to score his tenth top 10 album, as “Songs From St. Somewhere” should bow in the top five next week. It is on course to sell around 55,000. He last visited the top 10 with 2010’s “Encores,” which debuted and peaked at No. 7.

Billboard expects Luke Bryan to remain at #1 with ‘Crash My Party,’ followed by John Mayer at #2 with ‘Paradise Valley.’ R&B supergroup TGT and rapper Earl Sweatshirt are expected to be somewhere in the top 5 along with Buffett.

See Jimmy’s full chart history here.

Tagged in Albums, Charts

Buffett Scores Second #1 with “Knee Deep”

August 2nd, 2011

Congratulations to Jimmy Buffett on another number one hit! “Knee Deep,” the duet with the Zac Brown Band, rose to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart this week, giving Buffett his second number one (“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” was the first back in the summer of 2003).

See Buffett’s full chart history here and watch the music video here.

Preview and download “Knee Deep” below from AmazonMP3, or get it at iTunes:

Tagged in Charts, Singles

Chart Update: “Knee Deep” Inches Closer to #1

July 22nd, 2011

“Knee Deep,” the duet with Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band, moved up one spot this week to #4 on the Billboard Top Country Songs Chart.

Only Jason Aldean, Chris Young, and Blake Shelton separate Buffett and Brown from the top.

Do you think “Knee Deep” will reach number one?

Preview and download the single below from AmazonMP3, or get it at iTunes:

Tagged in Charts, Singles