Wisin & Yandel Earn Career-High Touring Earnings With Puerto Rico Shows

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Wisin and Yandel perform live on stage at Madison Square Garden during Wisin y Yandel in Concert on June 8, 2018 in New York City. 

Wisin & Yandel roar atop the Hot Tours recap (see below) dated Jan. 12, 2019 by a margin of more than two-to-one. Over four shows (Nov. 30, Dec. 3, 6, 9, 2018) at San Juan’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico, the Latin duo grossed $6.2 million from 105,396 tickets sold, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

The gross makes these late-2018 dates the biggest engagement of Wisin & Yandel’s career, more than doubling their previous high of $2.8 million and 50,033 tickets at the same venue on Dec. 4-7, 2009. In fact, their top five grossing engagements were all multi-show stints at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico. In addition to the 2018 and 2009 performances, they struck gold in March of 2008 ($2.4 million), 2007 ($2.4 million), and 2006 ($1.5 million). These five reports mark the duo’s only million-dollar grosses.

Wisin & Yandel’s latest run at the San Juan arena is also significant for the venue itself. Their $6.2 million gross sets a record as the arena’s top grossing and top-attended engagement ever, surpassing Aventura’s $4.5 million and 76,034 tickets from five shows on Dec. 4-10, 2008.

The record-setting four-night run in Puerto Rico follows a five-year hiatus for Wisin & Yandel. In the interim from 2013 to 2018, both Wisin and Yandel hit No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart individually, Wisin with Los Vaqueros: La Trilogia, and Yandel with De Lider A Leyenda and Dangerous. Their collaborative comeback, 2018’s Los Campelones Del Pueblo, debuted at No. 2 on the chart dated Dec. 29, 2018.

A week after Wisin & Yandel hit their all-time high in San Juan, Marc Anthony arrived at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico and grossed $2.5 million on Dec. 14-15, enough to rank No. 3 on the latest Hot Tours tally. It’s Anthony’s second biggest engagement of 2018, following the $3.4 million he grossed on Nov. 16-17 at Miami’s American Airlines Arena.

Rounding out the top four are two artists in the middle of ongoing Las Vegas residencies at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater. Gwen Stefani and Florida Georgia Line grossed $2.8 million and $2.3 million, respectively.

Check out the full top 10 below, including appearances by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Slayer, and Travis Scott.

 HOT TOURS - JAN. 12, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Dec. 26 - Jan. 7
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Wisin & Yandel
 $6,172,153
 Nov. 30 - Dec. 9
 Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (0/4)
 105,396 (108,124)
  
2Gwen Stefani
 $2,836,180
 Dec. 27 - 31
 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/4)
 14,768 (17,200)
  
3Marc Anthony
 $2,543,787
 Dec. 14 - 15
 Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (0/2)
 27,899 (28,619)
  
4Florida Georgia Line
 $2,298,931
 Dec. 1 - 11
 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/5)
 22,927 (24,966)
  
5Trans-Siberian Orchestra
 $2,070,615
 Dec. 2 - 19
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
 31,673 (31,673)
  
6Jacky Cheung
 $1,876,190
 Nov. 23
 SSE Arena, Wembley, London (0/1)
 6,774 (7,254)
  
7Slayer
 $1,420,972
 Nov. 3 - Dec. 2
 SSE Arena, Wembley, London (0/1)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (0/1)
 19,967 (24,403)
  
8Michael McIntyre
 $1,404,401
 Nov. 9 - Dec. 3
 SSE Arena, Wembley, London (0/3)
 Eventim Apollo, London (0/1)
 35,266 (35,476)
  
9Travis Scott
 $1,066,718
 Dec. 16
 Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (1/1)
 15,617 (15,617)
  
10Andre Rieu
 $956,407
 Dec. 12
 SSE Arena, Wembley, London (0/1)
 9,360 (9,565)