K-pop Fans Go Wild as Artists Make it to the Top 50 Worldwide Tour Sales Ranking in 2023 First Half

Dominating the Global Music Scene: Top Earners of 2023

The year 2023 has been an extraordinary one for K-pop artists as they continue to conquer the global music stage. With COVID restrictions lifted and the ability to travel freely, K-pop artists are now able to embark on worldwide tours, bringing their electrifying performances to fans across the globe. Their music has transcended language barriers, captivated listeners from diverse cultures, and solidified their position as an unstoppable force in the music industry.

Korean Pop Artists Shine in the Top 50 Worldwide Tour Sales Ranking: The first half of 2023 has seen numerous K-pop artists achieve remarkable earnings from their tours. According to the Pollstar Mid-Year Top 100 Worldwide Tours 2023, some of the biggest names in music, including Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Harry Styles, Elton John, and Ed Sheeran, have secured top spots in terms of tour earnings. Notably, four K-pop artists have also made their mark in the Top 50 list: SUGA, Seventeen, TXT, and BLACKPINK.


Kpop artist ‘Suga’(PHOTO: WIKIPEDIA)

A member of the renowned group BTS embarked on his first solo world tour and claimed an impressive 24th position in the top-earning tours of the year. With average ticket prices of $218.31 USD, his concerts generated an average gross earning of $2.96 million USD. It’s worth noting that SUGA’s ranking only reflects the performances before his Asia leg of the tour, making his achievement even more remarkable.

Seventeen :

Kpop boy band Group ‘Seventeen’(PHOTO: NME.COM)

a dynamic K-pop group, secured the 30th spot in the ranking, captivating audiences with their high-energy performances. Their average ticket prices were $89.33 USD, and their concerts garnered an average gross of $3.54 million USD. Seventeen’s inclusion in the Top 50 list is a testament to their immense popularity and talent.



a rising K-pop boy group proved their worth by claiming the 34th position on the list. With average ticket prices of $118.31 USD, they achieved an impressive average gross per concert of $1.39 million USD. TXT’s presence among the top earners highlights their growing fanbase and the impact they are making on the international music scene.


Kpop Girl Band “Blackpink”(PHOTO :LEHREN.COM)

one of the most globally recognized K-pop groups, landed in the 39th spot, firmly establishing their prominence in the music industry. With average ticket prices of $165.81 USD and an average gross per concert of $7.12 million USD, BLACKPINK ranked 3rd overall, just behind The Weeknd and Taylor Swift. Their achievement demonstrates the power and popularity of their music, captivating fans worldwide.

Impressed Korean Netizens React: Korean netizens were in awe of these accomplishments and shared their reactions online. Many commented on the significant earnings BTS, as a group, could have achieved if they had embarked on a full world tour. They praised SUGA for his extraordinary results as a solo artist, acknowledging his unparalleled success in the K-pop industry. TXT also received appreciation for securing a place on the list, showcasing its potential for future growth. Overall, netizens were impressed by the dominance of K-pop artists and expressed their excitement for upcoming concerts and performances.

The first half of 2023 has been a groundbreaking period for K-pop artists, who have demonstrated their global appeal and immense talent on the world stage. SUGA, Seventeen, TXT, and BLACKPINK’s inclusion in the Top 50 Worldwide Tour Sales Ranking is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the unwavering support of their fans. As the year progresses, fans eagerly anticipate more electrifying performances, catchy music, and the continued rise of K-pop in the international music scene.

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