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Billboard’s Top 10 Highest-Grossing K-Pop Tours of 2023: A Record-Breaking Year!

In a year-end roundup, Billboard has disclosed the most lucrative K-pop tours of 2023! The release coincides with Billboard’s comprehensive Boxscore charts for the entire year, encompassing tours from various genres and countries. The rankings are based on data provided to Billboard for qualifying concerts held between November 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023.

Billboard’s Top 10 Highest-Grossing K-Pop Tours of 2023

Remarkably, six K-pop tours secured spots in Billboard’s overall top 100 highest-grossing tours of 2023, spanning all genres. This constitutes a groundbreaking 5.1 percent share of the top 100 by gross, marking an all-time high for the K-pop genre.

The six artists earning a spot in the overall top 100 tours for the year are as follows: BLACKPINK (ranked No. 10), BTS’ Suga (No. 37), TWICE (No. 41), TXT (No. 54), SEVENTEEN (No. 58), and ENHYPEN (No. 81).

Here is the breakdown of the highest-grossing K-pop tours in 2023:

  1. BLACKPINK
    • Gross: $148.3 million
    • Tickets Sold: 703,000
    • Number of Shows: 29
    • Ranking on All-Genre Top 100: No. 10
  2. Suga
    • Gross: $57.1 million
    • Tickets Sold: 318,000
    • Number of Shows: 26
    • Ranking on All-Genre Top 100: No. 37
  3. TWICE
    • Gross: $54.2 million
    • Tickets Sold: 345,000
    • Number of Shows: 18
    • Ranking on All-Genre Top 100: No. 41
  4. TXT
    • Gross: $46.8 million
    • Tickets Sold: 379,000
    • Number of Shows: 27
    • Ranking on All-Genre Top 100: No. 54
  5. SEVENTEEN
    • Gross: $43.3 million
    • Tickets Sold: 440,000
    • Number of Shows: 12
    • Ranking on All-Genre Top 100: No. 58
  6. ENHYPEN
    • Gross: $33 million
    • Tickets Sold: 336,000
    • Number of Shows: 19
    • Ranking on All-Genre Top 100: No. 81

Additionally, three more K-pop groups—Stray Kids, ATEEZ, LE SSERAFIM, and NCT DREAM—achieved notable gross figures and ticket sales in 2023, contributing to the vibrancy of the K-pop scene.

Congratulations to all the K-pop artists who secured a spot on this year’s list! How many K-pop concerts did you attend in 2023?

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