Musicians Take Over Vegas: Celebrity Residencies

Written by: Kaniya Toney

Rookie Reporter

Drake, Cardi B, Gwen Stefani, Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, and Lady Gaga are just a few of today's biggest celebrities who have recently gained new concert residencies in Las Vegas.

A concert residency, also known as “musical residency”, is a series of concerts, similar to a concert tour, but only performed at one location.

Drake has recently just signed a deal January 15, 2019 for a Las Vegas Residency at Wynn’s XS Nightclub for $10 million.

Drake has been hinting at this deal for a long time.

“When I came back, I thought it’d be back at T-Mobile Arena or [something]. But I’ll be back here at XS all year. You’ll have a lot of chances to see me,” said Drake to US weekly

Cardi B has also recently signed for a Las Vegas residency at Palms Casino Kaos venue this spring. The dates will not be available until later on in confirmation and finalization of the deal.

Some veterans in the music industry who are still relevant in today's culture have held the title for the longest running residencies.

Since 2005, the longest running of residencies is held by Donnie and Mary Osmond with 2,557 shows and Britney Spears leading the top 10 with 667 shows.

In Las Vegas, the highest paid residencies are held by artist like Celine Dion,  holding first place with 385 million dollars actual gross (income). Jennifer Lopez is also one of the highest paid residencies with $101.9 million dollars actual gross.

Las Vegas, has some of the biggest celebrities with the most highest paid residencies. From Drake to Cardi B, or Celion Dion to Britney Spears, we all enjoy their music and shows.