One of the many slogans Las Vegas has been known for is, “The City of Entertainment” and that is largely due to the amazing variety of concerts available to attend on any given night.

This month alone, you can see Lionel Ritchie, John Legend, Bruno Mars (Silk Sonic), and Katy Perry not to mention incredible tribute shows to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Prince.

The popularity of certain artists and the demand to see them in concert has led to many venues booking these singers for continuous dates which is known as a residency. The last few years have seen some well-received residencies from the likes of Janet Jackson, The Backstreet Boys, Diana Ross, and Christina Aguilera but let’s take a look at the cream of the crop.

The team at SlotsUp recently sought to find out which stars had the highest grossing, most attended, and rated Vegas residencies based on the following criteria: The length of residency, number of shows, estimated/expected gross, salary per show, social sentiment, average Youtube views, Instagram hashtags, global Google searches, review star rating and attendance (number of tickets sold).

I was actually pretty shocked to learn that Mariah Carey ranked at only number 15.

Mariah‘s “The Butterfly Returns” residency took place at Caesars Palace from July 2018 through February 2020.

At #14, Gwen Stefani had her solo “Just A Girl” residency launch in June 2018 at Zappos Theater. The 57 show schedule was supposed to wrap in May of 2020 however the last few shows were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Gwen performing her last show on Saturday, November 6 2021.

Jennifer Lopez has arguably been one of the busiest people on the planet these last few years on and off the stage. Her Las Vegas residency “All I Have” took place January 2016 to September 2018. She got engaged to baseball star Alex Rodriguez in 2019 but then ultimately married actor Ben Afflect in July 2022.

Jennifer Lopez with Ben Affleck

Two artists had two different residencies each that earned them the Top 4 spots collectively. See the complete list below:

  • 15: Mariah Carey - The Butterfly Returns

    Mariah Carey

  • 14: Gwen Stefani - Just A Girl

    Gwen Stefani

  • 13: Calvin Harris

    Calvin Harris

  • 12: Cher - Classic Cher

    Cher

  • 11: Jennifer Lopez - All I Have

    Jennifer Lopez

  • 10: George Strait - Strait To Vegas

    George Strait

  • 9: Rod Stewart - The Hits

    Rod Stewart

  • 8: Bruno Mars - At Park MGM

    Bruno Mars

  • 7: Katy Perry - Play

    Katy Perry Billboard

  • 6: Britney Spears - Piece Of Me

    Britney Spears

  • 5: Lady Gaga - Jazz & Piano

    Lady Gaga

  • 4: Elton John - The Red Piano

    Elton John

  • 3: Celine Dion - A New Day

    Celine Dion Billboard

  • 2: Elton John - The Million Dollar Piano

    Elton John

  • 1: Celine Dion - Celine

    Celine Dion

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