The Top chart is for artists with 250,001 or more trackers, the Rising chart is for artists with 10,001-250,000 trackers, and the Buzzing chart reviews artists with 10,000 or fewer trackers. The rankings are determined by a blending of event RSVPs and direct-to-platform ‘Watch Live’ clicks.
The July 11-dated charts reflect data for the tracking week of June 26-July 2.
Multi-artist, charity-minded initiatives have been overwhelmingly popular since COVID-19 sent musicians and fans into a global lockdown. Global Citizen held Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Concert on June 27, featuring a wide array of A-list acts. The stream achieved millions of streams and encouraged engagement online that dominates the inaugural Bandsintown x Billboard livestream charts.
Coldplay (5.9 million trackers) reigns over the Top Livestream Artists ranking, fueled by a performance of “Paradise” on the Global Citizen event. Further, event performances by Justin Bieber (No. 9), Shakira (No. 11), and Miley Cyrus (No. 23) scatter throughout the chart.
Anti-Flag (231,000 trackers) launches atop the Rising Livestream Artists, following their Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party digital tour. The punk rockers streamed a series of past concerts between June 26-30 (plus a bonus stream on July 1 for fans who purchased an “All Access” package) via Veeps and added a chat function for band members to interact with fans as they watched.
Finally, the Buzzing Livestream Artists ranking is headed up by Germein (2,893 trackers), fueled by a June 26 performance from the Red Rover Virtual Tour. The show was a make-up performance for their previously announced concert tour that was put on hold due to the pandemic. The Australian sister trio streamed worldwide, powered by Live Nation’s Live From Home platform.