The Top 10 Must-See Performances of the Year
1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Queen Bey and Jay-Z dominated stadiums across the globe during their On the Run II tour, bringing fans to their feet with hits like “Crazy in Love” and “Empire State of Mind.”
2. Lady Gaga
Born to perform, Lady Gaga wowed audiences on her Joanne World Tour this year. From her powerful ballads to her stunning visuals, this Lady knows how to put on a show.
3. Bruno Mars
Few performers can rival Bruno Mars when it comes to pure entertainment value. Fans were singing and dancing along to hits like “24K Magic” and “Finesse” on his 24K Magic World Tour.
4. Childish Gambino
Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, drew rave reviews for his This Is America Tour this year, performing with relentless energy and passion. From upbeat tracks like “Redbone” to poignant ballads like “Sober,” Gambino proved that he’s one of the most versatile artists in the game.
No one puts on a spectacle quite like Pink, who took her Beautiful Trauma World Tour to the next level this year with acrobatic stunts and mind-bending set design. Her fiery performances of hits like “What About Us” and “So What” left fans breathless.
6. Travis Scott
A true innovator in the world of hip-hop, Travis Scott put on a master class in showmanship on his Astroworld Tour this year. Fans were blown away by his epic performances of tracks like “Stargazing” and “Sicko Mode.”
7. Ariana Grande
After a tumultuous year, Ariana Grande took the stage on her Sweetener World Tour and reminded us why she’s one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. Her vocal range and infectious charisma were on full display as she belted out fan favorites like “Thank U, Next” and “God Is a Woman.”
8. Justin Timberlake
The pop superstar brought his signature magnetism and slick dance moves on his Man of the Woods Tour this year, wowing audiences with subversive takes on classic hits like “SexyBack” and “Mirrors.”
9. Kacey Musgraves
The reigning queen of country-pop enchanted crowds on her Oh, What a World Tour this year with her dreamy vocals and authentic storytelling. Her stripped-down performances of hits like “Space Cowboy” and “Golden Hour” were unforgettable.
10. Elton John
The legendary Sir Elton John embarked on his final Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour this year, reminding us why he’ll always be one of the greatest performers of all time. His flawless performances of classics like “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer” cemented his status as an icon.