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Celine And Elton Are Among The Most Successful Vegas Earners

Written by Chief Editor.

Musicians have been setting up shop in Las Vegas for extended concert engagements for decades.

The modern Vegas residency continues today in full swing, with current ongoing productions by Celine Dion, the Backstreet Boys, Diana Ross, and George Strait. It wasn't long ago that Elton finished his residency there, and his friend, Lady Gaga, will premier Enigma at the Park Theater at the Park MGM resort tonight.

Billboard is now looking back on the highest grossing residencies in the history of Billboard Boxscore (which dates back to 1990).

Celine Dion tops the list and is her own runner-up as the queen of Sin City. Combined, her two residencies, both at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, have grossed a colossal $630.6 million and sold 4,335,032 tickets across 1,089 shows. The Celine residency continues with more than 30 dates scheduled in 2019, possibly tacking on another $20-30 million to her tally. 

The Rocket Man also appears twice in the top five, at No. 3 with The Red Piano and at No. 5 with The Million Dollar Piano, both at the Colosseum. His combined gross of $297.6 million easily makes him the second-biggest earner in Las Vegas. See his details below:

3. Elton John

The Red Piano (2004 – 2009)

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

$166.4 million

982,090 tickets sold

247 shows

***Top Residency by a Male Artist

5. Elton John

The Million Dollar Piano (2011 – 2018)

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

$131.2 million

776,518 tickets sold

189 shows