Ticketmaster and TicketWeb reveal most-searched acts of 2016

Ticketmaster and TicketWeb reveal most-searched acts of 2016

Selena Gomez, Beyoncé and Phil Collins were the most searched for artists on Ticketmaster UK in 2016.

The company has released its end of year charts, along with those of its subsidiary TicketWeb.

In Ticketmaster’s Top 5, Gomez, Beyoncé and Collins are followed by Little Mix at No.4 and Drake at No.5.

Phil Collins sparked a surge of interest when he announced the Not Dead Yet tour in October; the dates are his first live shows in 10 years. Drake – who has not toured the UK in 2016 – will return for an arena tour in January 2017. 

Beneath those acts in the Top 10 are Rod Stewart, Take That, Justin Bieber, Jeff Lynne’s ELO and Bruno Mars. Among the acts featured in the rest of the Top 20 are Elton John (No.11), Coldplay (No.13), Robbie Williams (No.15), Ariana Grande (No.16) and Guns N’ Roses (No.17).

TicketWeb’s most-searched for artists list is topped by Kentucky musician Bryson Tiller, with The xx – who announced a record-breaking seven-night run at London’s O2 Brixton Academy last month – McFly, Radiohead and James Arthur completing the Top 5.

Rapper Nelly features at No.6, with a significant portion of the Top 20 reflecting the popularity of British guitar music among the ticketing platform’s users (The Fratellis, No.7, Milburn, No.8, Catfish And The Bottlemen, No.11, Jamie T, No.13, The Enemy, No.15). 

The full Ticketmaster and TicketWeb most-searched charts can be viewed below.


1. Selena Gomez
2. Beyoncé
3. Phil Collins
4. Little Mix
5. Drake
6. Rod Stewart
7. Take That
8. Justin Bieber
9. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
10. Bruno Mars
11. Elton John
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Coldplay
14. Shawn Mendes
15. Robbie Williams
16. Ariana Grande
17. Guns N’ Roses
18. Olly Murs
19. Bryson Tiller
20. Biffy Clyro 


1. Bryson Tiller
2. The xx
3. McFly
4. Radiohead
5. James Arthur
6. Nelly
7. The Fratellis
8. Milburn
9. Bonobo
10. Melanie Martinez
11. Catfish And The Bottlemen
12. The Tide
13. Jamie T
14. Beres Hammond
15. The Enemy
16. Zemfira
17. Bullet For My Valentine
18. All Saints
19. Pixies
20. Dave Chappelle

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