After her debut on the pop music scene in 1998, a young Britney Spears almost instantly became the princess of pop. She gained a large following among children and teens which translated into album and ticket sales over the years.

As Spears grew up in the public eye, she lost more of her good-girl image, instead becoming a fixture in the tabloids. Her maturity translated in her music, but did not deeply impact album sales or radio appeal until a series of well-publicized personal crises in 2007 seemed to cement her downfall.

However, the late 2008 release of “Circus” and a subsequent 2009 tour seem to signal a comeback for Spears, personally and professionally. Ticket sales have been strong in comparison to similar tours, but disappointing overall in comparison to Spears’ tours from her earlier years, which were almost guaranteed sell-outs.

Wicked (10.29), once again, regained top billing as the week’s top selling event, according to TicketNews’s exclusive event rankings for the week ending December 28. Jersey Boys follows Wicked in the overall rankings with a 2.96 power score. Other highlights of the list include Britney Spears, who slipped in... Read more
TD Banknorth Garden in Boston MA beat out all other venues for the number one slot for the week ending Sunday December 21, according to TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings. The Garden, home to the popular Boston Celtics basketball team and Boston Bruins hockey team, also will host top-selling artists... Read more
TicketNews today released its exclusive top event rankings for the week ending December 21 and once again Wicked (8.62) and Britney Spears (2.90) dominate the Top Combined Events rankings. With Christmas only a few days away, ticket buyers gave the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2.89) the number three spot.... Read more
In less than a week, pop superstar Britney Spears has shown that even with all her tabloid headlines, she is still a fan favorite, selling 500,000 concert tickets and 505,000 albums. Her upcoming arena tour, The Circus Starring Britney Spears, kicks-off in New Orleans, LA on March 3. In... Read more
Today’s tour recap includes tour announcements, show cancellations and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 9, 2008. Elton John and Billy Joel have announced the first block of U.S. dates for their 2009 Face 2 Face Tour. The month-long March outing will be followed by more U.S. performances... Read more
Pop diva Britney Spears tops TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending December 7. Tickets for Spears’s North American tour in support of her new album “Circus” went on sale Friday, December 5, and sales were good enough to make the concert the top selling overall event... Read more
Tickets for the upcoming Britney Spears tour as well as tickets for upcoming concerts from Elton John and Billy Joel are on sale throughout the weekend ending December 8 as compiled by TicketNews. This Saturday’s onsales are full of hot tickets. Starting off the day are tickets to 27... Read more
Pop princess Britney Spears unveiled her new album today, supplemented by a host of confirmed dates for her spring 2009 tour of North America. The Circus Starring Britney Spears opens on March 3 at the New Orleans Arena in the singer’s native Louisiana and continues its coast-to-coast circuit through... Read more
Pop princess Britney Spears has confirmed the first few dates for her much anticipated 2009 world tour. Staging a comeback from her widely publicized personal breakdowns of the past year, the performer has confirmed concerts on June 3 and 4 at the O2 Arena in London, England. The gigs... Read more
Britney Spear‘s comeback tour is a go for spring 2009 and will be produced by AEG Live, according to published reports. It is unknown whether Spears or AEG Live will make an official announcement about the deal for the speculated international trek. Late in September, Spears announced on New... Read more