June 05, 2012 15:36 ET

Justin Bieber Takes Over Top Events Rankings for May

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - After boy band One Direction dominated the rankings for two straight months, the recently announced Believe Tour from Justin Bieber took over the top spot on TicketNews®' Monthly Top Events rankings, as compiled from May 1-31, 2012.

Bieber announced his new tour on May 23 with presales for the shows beginning the same day. The singer will be embarking on his tour beginning on September 29 at the Arena in Glendale, AZ, and is scheduled to perform more than 45 dates across North America before wrapping up at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, on January 26.

Carrie Underwood and Barbra Streisand joined Bieber in making strong debuts in the rankings finishing at No. 6 and No. 7 respectively. Underwood will be beginning her Blown Away Tour on September 14 in Manchester, NH, which includes more than 50 dates. Streisand's solid ranking can be credited to her two shows at the new Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

TicketNews®' Monthly Top Events for May 1-31, 2012

Ranking Event Power Score
1 Justin Bieber 7.81
2 "Wicked" 2.64
3 "The Book of Mormon" 2.50
4 American Idol Live! 2.28
5 One Direction 2.16
6 Carrie Underwood 1.81
7 Barbra Streisand 1.76
8 Roger Waters 1.68
9 Jersey Boys 1.66
10 Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan 1.21
11 Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez & Wisin Y Yandel 1.18
12 Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame 1.16
13 New York Yankees 1.15
14 Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw 1.13
15 Leonard Cohen 1.13
16 International Friendly: Argentina 1.05
17 Rush 0.99
18 Bruce Springsteen 0.98
19 Dave Matthews Band 0.95
20 Vicente Fernandez 0.91

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