It’s really, really expensive to be a fan of Eminem. Let me explain.

With the collapse of physical music formats, artists have had to find alternate revenue streams. Some, like Eminem and a few others, have made it very expensive for fans to, well, be fans.

This brings me to another one of those surveys out of Britain that is actually a commercial n disguise. In this case, it’s Money.co.uk which investigated which musicians are the most expensive to support.

They looked at 65 of the world’s biggest-selling pop acts of the last decade and considered things like:

  • The average price of an album download
  • The average cost of their official merchandise products
  • The typical price of a concert ticket
  • The cost of an authentic signed item
  • And where possible, the price for a 12” vinyl album

Here’s what they came up with, starting with the most expensive. (All prices in US$.)

RankArtistStarter Fan PackageCost $
1Eminem$2,966.66
2Travis Scott$2,244.39
3Drake$1,543.42
4Kanye West$1,395.56
5Kendrick Lamar$1,231.31
6Jay-Z$1,022.53
7Olivia Rodrigo$906.31
8Justin Bieber$857.39
9BTS$791.62
10P!nk$762.45
11Chris Brown$706.17
12Beyonce$662.42
13Jason Aldean$628.29
14Justin Timberlake$618.40
15Bruno Mars$600.68
16Billie Eilish$580.23
17Coldplay$544.75
18Future$479.22
19Zac Brown Band$478.25
20Usher$451.65

What about the cheapest? Glad you asked.

RankArtistSuper Fan Starter Package Cost $
1Flo Rida$159.49
2Chainsmokers$175.24
3Pitbull$181.78
4Doja Cat$196.29
5Lorde$207.35
6Jason Derulo$215.51
7Megan Thee Stallion$221.70
8Lewis Capaldi$231.07
9Little Mix$233.36
10David Guetta$241.16
11Cardi B$243.98
12Camilla Cabello$244.01
13Mumford & Sons$250.83
14Ed Sheeran$256.95
15Dua Lipa$260.96
16Florida Georgia Line$271.46
17Adele$272.43
18Selena Gomez$273.94
19Meghan Trainor$276.36
20Ke$ha$277.18

The full report can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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