Mars Earns Two Billboard Touring Award Nominations

Break out the moonshineBruno Mars is being recognized for his hit tour.

The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer, known for his high-octane performances, has earned two Billboard Touring Award nominations for his Moonshine Jungle World Tour, which he announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February.

Bruno Mars

Mars earned a nod in the Breakthrough Award category, which honors an artist in their first decade of headlining who cracked the top ranks of top tours for the first time. He’s up against country crooner Luke Bryan and boy band One Direction.

He’s also nominated in the Fans Choice’ Award category. Mars competition includes Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band,
 Dave Matthews Band, 
Depeche Mode,
 Fleetwood Mac,
 George Strait,
 Jason Aldean,
 Jay-Z,
 Justin Bieber,
 Kenny Chesney,
 Kid Rock,
 Luke Bryan,
 Maroon 5,
 Miranda Lambert,
 New Kids On The Block,
 One Direction,
 P!nk,
 Rascal Flatts,
Rihanna, The Rolling Stones,
Taylor Swift 
and Tim McGraw.

“The Fans’ Choice Award for Best Concert Tour of the Year is the only award determined by fan voting and Eventful is thrilled to power this award and give the fans a say in this prestigious industry event,” said Jordan Glazier, Eventful’s CEO.

The 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, which are primarily based on box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013,will take place on November 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

“The live music industry remains on a strong growth path, in large part due to the effort and creativity of the tours, artists, venues, events, executives and companies represented as finalists for the Billboard Touring Awards,” says Billboard‘s Ray Waddell. “By basing the majority of these awards on Boxscore data, as opposed to some sort of popular vote, the Billboard Touring Awards has, over the past decade, been the true mark of achievement in the live music space.”

Here’s a look at the complete list of nominees:

TOP TOUR
Bon Jovi, Because We Can
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Wrecking Ball
Michael Jackson Immortal

TOP DRAW
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
P!nk

TOP PACKAGE
Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake Legends Of Summer, with DJ Cassidy Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation Tour, with Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift Red Tour with Ed Sheeran, and Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Casey James

BREAKTHROUGH
Bruno Mars
Luke Bryan
One Direction

TOP COMEDY TOUR
Jeff Dunham
Michael McIntyre
Russell Peters

TOP BOXSCORE
P!nk – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, July 7-Aug. 26
The Rolling Stones — O2 Arena, London, Nov. 25, 29 2012
The Rolling Stones — United Center, Chicago, May 28, 31, June 1

TOP FESTIVAL
Coachella
Lollapalooza
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

TOP ARENA
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
O2 Arena, London
Staples Center, LA

TOP VENUE – Under 10,000 seats
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live
Radio City Music Hall

TOP VENUE – Under 5,000 seats

Beacon Theatre, NYC
Fox Theatre, Atlanta
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Vegas

TOP CLUB
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
House of Blues, Boston
House of Blues, Orlando

TOP AMPHITHEATER
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass.
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y.
The Gorge, George, Wash.

TOP PROMOTER
AEG Live
Live Nation
OCESA-CIE

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
Another Planet Entertainment
C3 Presents
Jam Productions

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (INTERNATIONAL)
Chugg Entertainment
Frontier Touring
T4F

TOP AGENCY
Creative Artists Agency
Paradigm Agency
William Morris
Endeavor Entertainment

TOP MANAGER
Bon Jovi Management
Jon Landau Management
RDWM/Roger Davies

LEGEND OF LIVE
George Strait

Shell Rotella HAUL OF FAME
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Dave Matthews Band
Kenny Chesney
Rascal Flatts
The Rolling Stones
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
U2
Vans Warped Tour (HAULER OF THE DECADE)

CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
Beyonce Mrs. Carter World Tour/Pepsi
Bud Light 50|50|1
One Direction North American Tour/Nabisco
Scooter Brown Projects/ConAgra
Taylor Swift Red Tour/Keds-Elizabeth Arden-Diet Coke
The Rolling Stones 50 & Counting Tour/Citi
Zac Brown Band/Landshark

Eventful FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Beyonce
Blake Shelton
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Bruno Mars
Dave Matthews Band
Depeche Mode
Fleetwood Mac
George Strait
Jason Aldean
Jay-Z
Justin Bieber
Kenny Chesney
Kid Rock
Luke Bryan
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert
New Kids On The Block
One Direction
P!nk
Rascal Flatts
Rihanna
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift
Tim McGraw

Lovato Scores Her Best Sales Week Ever on the Billboard 200 Chart

Demi Lovato may have missed debuting in the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart… But she has plenty of reason to celebrate.

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and returning The X Factor judge has scored her best sales week ever on the albums chart, selling 110,000 copies of her fourth album Demi.

Demi Lovato

It’s enough to land the former Disney Channel star in the No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Lovato’s fourth album is her fourth straight set to debut in the top four.

Her last album, 2011’s Unbroken, started at No. 4 with 96,000. She previously opened at No. 1 with her sophomore set, Here We Go Again, in 2009 (108,000 in its debut — her previous best sales week). Her first album, 2008’s Don’t Forget, debuted and peaked at No. 2 off an 89,000 launch.

Vampire Weekend notched its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Modern Vampires of the City debuts atop the list this week with sales of 134,000 copies.

Country legend George Strait’s latest album debuted at No. 2. Love Is Everything sold 125,000 in its first frame.

Lovato’s New Album “Demi” to Open in the Billboard 200 Chart’s Top Three

Demi Lovato is set to make a splash on next week’s album charts…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and returning The X Factor judge released her fourth studio effort, Demi, last week, with the album expected to debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Demi Lovato

Lovato’s album is projected to sell about 110,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 19, according to industry sources. Should the numbers hold up, it would be the best sales week of her career.

Lovato’s last album, 2011’s Unbroken, debuted at No. 4 with 96,000. She previously opened at No. 1 with her sophomore set, Here We Go Again, in 2009 (108,000 in its debut). Her first album, 2008’s Don’t Forget, debuted and peaked at No. 2 off an 89,000 launch.

The No. 1 position next week will likely be owned by Vampire Weekend‘s Modern Vampires of the City, with perhaps 130,000 copies sold. The No. 2 stop is expected to go to George Strait’s latest album with sales of 120,000.

The new Billboard 200 chart will be revealed on Wednesday, May 22.