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Bruno Mars & Maroon 5 Leave Las Vegas With Their Biggest New Year's Eve Jackpots Yet

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Bruno Mars performs at the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival on May 27, 2018 in Napa, Calif.

After wrapping his two-year 24K Magic Tour in Hawaii last November, Bruno Mars ended the year on top with a two-night stint at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He leads the Hot Tours recap (see below) dated Jan. 26, 2019, grossing $5.9 million from 30,241 tickets on Dec. 30-31, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

It’s his fourth consecutive year spending New Year’s Eve in Sin City. After closing out 2015 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Mars spent 2016 and 2017 at The Park Theater before graduating to the T-Mobile Arena at the end of 2018. The Grammy-winning chart-topper leveled up by making a giant 114 percent increase over last year’s $2.7 million gross and 10,292 attendance count.

Similarly, Maroon 5 returned to Vegas for New Year’s Eve, ringing in 2019 at Mandalay Bay Events Center for the third consecutive year. On Dec. 30-31, 2018, they grossed $2.3 million, up 4 percent from last year. While this year’s 15,463 tickets sold is enough to be their best-attended NYE stint, the $2.7 million grossed in 2016 remains their most successful two-night Vegas engagement.

Late 2018 MGM concerts dominate this week’s tally, with Anita Baker at No. 6 from three shows at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. There, she grossed $1.3 million on Dec. 26, 28-29, selling out all three performances at 8,271 tickets. These shows represent Baker’s biggest engagement in more than 20 years, since her five-night run at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 1995 ($1.8 million; 28,285 tickets sold).

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring Twenty One Pilots, Shania Twain, and a co-headline between comedian Dave Chappell and Billboard’s Legend of Live honoree John Mayer.

 HOT TOURS - JAN. 26, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 15-21
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Bruno Mars
 $5,859,567
 Dec. 30 - 31
 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (0/2)
 30,241 (30,524)
  
2Shania Twain
 $2,455,260
 Dec. 14 - 15
 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
 21,744 (22,000)
  
3Maroon 5
 $2,348,451
 Dec. 30 - 31
 Mandalay Bay Events, Center, Las Vegas (0/2)
 15,463 (16,745)
  
4Billy Joel
 $2,339,259
 Dec. 19
 Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. (1/1)
 18,667 (18,667)
  
5Justin Timberlake
 $2,211,727
 Jan. 10
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
 14,567 (14,567)
  
6Anita Baker
 $1,308,485
 Dec. 26 - 29
 The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (3/3)
 8,271 (8,271)
  
7Dave Chappelle & John Mayer
 $1,027,865
 Dec. 30
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (0/1)
 9,418 (9,671)
  
8Twenty One Pilots
 $784,315
 Dec. 16
 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (0/1)
 9,722 (10,362)
  
9Lynyrd Skynyrd
 $697,846
 Dec. 1
 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
 9,584 (9,584)
  
10Charlie Wilson
 $279,011
 Dec. 19
 The Theater at MGM National Harbour, Oxon Hill, Md. (0/1)
 2,559 (2,769)