Florent Dechard

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Pink and Justin Timberlake are among the nominees for the 30th annual Pollstar Awards, given out by Pollstar, the trade publication for the concert industry.

Ed, Taylor and Bruno are nominated for Major Tour of the Year — the category also includes Beyonce & JAY-Z, rapper Drake and U2

Ed, Taylor and Bruno are also up for Best Pop Tour, a category that also includes Pink, Justin Timberlake and One Direction‘s Harry Styles.  Harry is also nominated in the Best New Headliner category.

In the Best Residency category, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Elton John and Jennifer Lopez‘s Las Vegas residencies are competing with Billy Joel‘s Madison Square Garden residency in New York City, and Bruce Springsteen‘s autobiographical show on Broadway.

In the Best Touring Musician category, John Mayer is nominated in his capacity as a member of Dead & Company. His competition includes Elton John, the Eagles‘ newest member Vince Gill and Fleetwood Mac‘s newest member Mike Campbell.

The awards, voted on by a panel of more than 2,000 live entertainment professionals, will be handed out February 13 in Los Angeles, at the end of the annual Pollstar Live! conference.

Here are the nominees in the major categories:

Major Tour of the Year
Ed Sheeran  ÷ Tour
Taylor Swift  Reputation Tour
Bruno Mars   24K Magic World Tour
Beyoncé & Jay-Z   On The Run II Tour
Drake   Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour
U2   eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour
 
Best Rock Tour
Foo Fighters   Concrete and Gold Tour 2018
Panic! At The Disco   Pray for the Wicked Tour
U2   eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour
Metallica   WorldWired Tour
Imagine Dragons   ?VOLVE World Tour
Def Leppard/Journey   Def Leppard & Journey Tour
Eagles   An Evening With The Eagles
 
Best Hip-Hop/R&B
Drake   Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour
Beyoncé & Jay-Z   On The Run II Tour
Post Malone   Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour
Travis Scott   Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour
Top Dawg Entertainment (Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & More)   
The Championship Tour
Childish Gambino   This Is America Tour
 
Best Pop Tour
Ed Sheeran   ÷ Tour
Pink   Beautiful Trauma World Tour
Taylor Swift   Reputation Tour
Bruno Mars   24K Magic World Tour
Justin Timberlake   The Man Of The Woods Tour
Harry Styles   Harry Styles: Live On Tour
 
Best Support/Special Guest
Kacey Musgraves   Harry Styles – Harry Styles: Live
Kane Brown   Chris Young – Losing Sleep World Tour
Kelsea Ballerini   Keith Urban – Graffiti U World Tour
The Struts   Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold Tour 2018
Migos   Drake – Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour
Lauv   Ed Sheeran – ÷ Tour

Best Residency
Billy Joel   Madison Square Garden Arena
Bruce Springsteen   Walter Kerr Theatre
Celine Dion   Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Elton John   Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jennifer Lopez   Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Backstreet Boys   Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
 
Best New Headliner
Greta Van Fleet
Billie Eilish
Harry Styles
Luke Combs
Kane Brown
Post Malone
 
Best Brand Partnership/Live Campaign
Honda Civic Tour w/ Charlie Puth
Nationwide Insurance w/ Brad Paisley
Ikea w/ Boston Calling
Bud Light w/Post Malone
Hollister w/ Khalid
American Express w/ Ariana Grande
Gap w/ Leon Bridges

Best Country Tour
Chris Stapleton   Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour
Kenny Chesney   Trip Around the Sun Tour
Luke Bryan   What Makes You Country Tour
Keith Urban   Graffiti U World Tour
Thomas Rhett   Life Changes Tour 2018
Shania Twain   NOW Tour
 
Best Latin Tour
J Balvin   Vibras Tour
Luis Miguel   México Por Siempre Tour
Ozuna   Aura Tour
Shakira   El Dorado World Tour
Romeo Santos   Golden Tour
Bad Bunny   La Nueva Religion Tour
 
Best Touring Musician
John Mayer, Dead & Company
Elton John
Mike Campbell, Fleetwood Mac
Mark Rivera, Billy Joel
Trey Anastasio, Phish
Vince Gill, Eagles

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