The Greatest Celebrity Residencies In Las Vegas

For decades, artists have been showing us that the key to career longevity is to have a lengthy Las Vegas residency. What better way to plan a Vegas trip than with the promise of getting to see your longtime favorites live for as many nights as you want? Count us in!

From pop queens like Britney Spears and J.Lo to boy-band legends like the Backstreet Boys, there’s something for everyone at a Las Vegas residency. Let’s take a look at what these gigs have to offer along with some of the best residencies of the past!

Mariah Carey Is On Her Fourth Successful Las Vegas Residency

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If there was anyone well-suited for a Las Vegas residency, it is definitely Mariah Carey. The iconic singer took her new show, “The Butterfly Returns,” to the stage at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in July 2018, with performances on select dates through September.

“The Butterfly Returns” is Carey’s second concert residency in Vegas but her fourth residency in total. Her two-year “#1 to Infinity” show started in 2015 and ended in 2017, and included songs from all her albums except for Charmbracelet and Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

Britney Spears’ Las Vegas Residency Grossed Nearly $138 Million

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It’s no secret that Britney Spears has been in the spotlight for the past 20 years with lots of ups and downs, so what better way to tell her story than with a residency in Sin City?

“Britney: Piece Of Me” was the singer’s first residency. Performed at the AXS auditorium located in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the show started in December 2013 and was initially set for two years but in 2015, Spears extended her contract for an additional two years, concluding her residency on December 31, 2017. After close to 250 performances, the show grossed close to $138 million. That’s how it’s done, folks!

Lady Gaga’s Las Vegas Residency Kicks Off In December 2018

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It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas in Vegas! Lady Gaga recently announced her Las Vegas residency to millions of adoring fans! Beginning on December 28, 2018, Gaga will bring her show to the stage at the Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort with two unique shows.

“LADY GAGA ENIGMA” will feature the singer’s pop hits while “LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO” will showcase stripped-down versions of her songs in a more relaxed setting. “It will be a celebration of all that is unique and different within us. The challenges of bravery can be overcome with creativity and courage that is grown out of adversity, love and music,” shared Gaga.

Jenny from the block? Now she’s Jenny on the strip.

Jenny From the Block Is Now Jenny On the Las Vegas Strip

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She may be performing in Vegas, but make no mistake – J.Lo is still Jenny from the block. “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” is the singer’s first residency located at the Zappos Theater located in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Beginning in early 2016, the residency is set to conclude on September 29, 2018.

Inspired by all aspects of what fans love and expect from J.Lo, the show features a high-energy, multifaceted mix of all of the singer’s hits from early albums to the present with little surprises thrown in here and there. Definitely not one to be missed!

Backstreet Boys Are The Fastest-Selling Residency In Las Vegas History

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It’s safe to say that kids and tweens who grew up in the ’90s boyband era are beyond excited to see this group still killing it 20 years later! The first residency from BSB, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” began on March 1, 2017, and will conclude on April 27, 2019, so get those travel plans in motion before it’s too late!

Performing at Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, the show is reported to be the fastest-selling residency in Las Vegas in history. It is also the first time that Planet Hollywood has opened up balcony seats for the headliner, making the theater’s seat count bigger than fellow headliner Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears.

Calvin Harris Joins An Already Impressive Lineup

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If you’re more into the club scene, there are some great residencies to check out in Vegas, including EDM powerhouse Calvin Harris. Along with Tiësto, Kaskade, Steve Aoki & more, Harris signed on with the Hakkasan Group to return to the Strip for a bunch of star-studded events.

DJs, including Harris, will all rotate between multiple daytime and nightclub events at venues such as OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace, Hakkasan Nightclub, WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, and JEWEL Nightclub and LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA Hotel & Casino. Hopefully his collaboration with Dua Lipa, “One Kiss,” will make the setlist!

This next celeb donates a portion of her residency revenue to the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation.

Money From Gwen Stefani’s Residency Goes To a Great Cause

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We think it’s safe to say that it’s about time Gwen Stefani has a Vegas residency! The singer’s show, “Gwen Stefani: I’m Just a Girl” began on June 27, 2018, and will conclude on March 16, 2019, at the Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Featuring an array of Stefani’s biggest hits ranging from the No Doubt days to her solo tracks, this show is not one to miss! Stefani is also giving back. According to Ceasars, $1 from each ticket bought will be donated to the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, a local non-profit that helps children facing life-threatening diseases.

Stefani isn’t the only Las Vegas resident who is raising money for a good cause.

Ricky Martin Donated His a Portion Of His Residency Revenue To Hurricane Maria Victims

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Ricky Martin started his Vegas residency on April 5, 2017, and concluded on June 3, 2018. The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer’s residency, “All In,” performed at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino featured some of Martin’s biggest hits including “Livin ‘La Vida Loca,” “Shake Your Bon Bon,” “Cup of Life,” “La Bomba,” and “She Bangs.”

Martin also donated a dollar of each ticket sale to the Ricky Martin Foundation, which has provided constant help to Puerto Rico after the damage caused by Hurricane Maria as well as denouncing human trafficking.

Keep reading to see which performer is Las Vegas’ highest earner at $500,000 a show!

Celine Dion Is The Top Money Earner For a Las Vegas Residency

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Is there ever a voice more perfect for a residency than the angelic sounds of Celine Dion? We think not. “Celine” is the second concert residency for the singer, starting on March 15, 2011, and set to conclude on January 20, 2019.

Performed at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, Dion is currently the top money earner in Vegas, earning $500,000 a show! Being seen by over 200,000 people, the residency became the number one show in 2011 in North America. The residency has also made Dion the “most profitable music act in Las Vegas” since Elvis Presley.

Elton John Wrapped Up a Seven-Year Residency In 2018

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Elton John’s Vegas residency, “The Million Dollar Piano,” started in September 2011 and ended on May 17, 2018, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

The Caesars show is named after John’s piano, which has dozens of LED video screens that display images while the singer performs some of his biggest hits including “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,” Tiny Dancer,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues,” “The Bitch Is Back,” “Rocket Man,” and of course, “The Circle of Life” from Disney’s The Lion King. In 2012, the sold-out show was recorded for a DVD, later released in 2014.

Cher’s First Residency Was In The ’70s

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Cher is no stranger to the Las Vegas strip and residencies are her forte. In February 2017, the singer began her “Classic Cher” residency at Park Theater, along with other dates in Oxon Hill and Atlantic City. The show is set to conclude on November 17, 2018.

“Classic Cher” is the performer’s third residency, following 2008-2011’s “Cher at the Colosseum, and 1979-1982’s “A Celebration at Caesar’s Palace.” “Classic Cher” features an array of the singer’s hits throughout the years including “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves,” “Strong Enough,” “I Got You, Babe,” “The Beat Goes On,” and her 1999 mega-smash, “Believe.”

Boyz II Men Bring ’90s Nostalgia To Las Vegas

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Grammy-Award winning vocal group Boyz II Men are bringing a little Motown Philly to the west coast in their residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, perform at the Terry Fator Theater on select weekend dates.

The show highlights the trio’s biggest hits including “Motownphilly,” “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,” “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee,” and more. This is definitely not one to miss for the ’90s nostalgia alone.

Shania Twain’s Residency Grossed $43 Million

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Country queen Shania Twain’s Vegas residency, “Shania: Still The One” ran from December 2012 through December 2014. Performed at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, the show featured a variety of the singer’s hits ranging from “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!,” “Up!,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still The One,” “From This Moment On,” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.”

The show took fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania’s life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory and visual experiences, fashion and the unexpected. The show became a box office hit grossing over $43 million from a total of 346,021 sold tickets during the two-year run.

The Venetian Had to Modify Its Theater to Accommodate Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s Show

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Country music’s power couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, are no strangers to a Las Vegas residency. The singers kicked off their 40-show residency, “Soul 2 Soul,” at The Venetian in 2012, concluding in 2013.

The popular 1,815-seat Venetian Theater Sin City venue was modified to accommodate the lavish production needs of the stage show, which included innovative lighting and set design technologies that are synonymous with McGraw and Hill’s Soul2Soul brand. Featuring an array of both artists’ hits, “Soul 2 Soul” lives on in a legacy all its own.

Zedd Extended His Residency Through 2020

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It’s pretty clear that EDM god, Zedd, has no plans of slowing down and his residency with Hakkasan in Vegas is only the beginning. In fact, the DJ just extended his Vegas contract for three more years so you’ll be seeing him around the Strip until 2020.

Zedd’s residency extension ensures he’ll be a pillar of the Las Vegas Strip, with regular appearances at Hakkasan Nightclub and Wet Republic at MGM Grand, along with Omnia Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. Fans are sure to hear the DJ’s biggest hits like “Clarity,” “Stay The Night,” and “Stay,” his collaboration with Alessia Cara.

The Chainsmokers Signed a Three-Year Residency With Wynn Nightlife

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If you’re dying to witness EDM’s The Chainsmokers in a grand setting, there’s no better place than Vegas. The duo signed a three-year contract with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas for their club residency at Wynn properties, XS and Encore Beach Club.

The venues are the only nightclub and dayclub in the U.S the hitmakers will perform at through 2019. Beginning in January 2017, The Chainsmokers have performed their biggest hits to a crowd of adoring fans and clubgoers such as their Halsey collaboration, “Closer,” collaboration with Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Setting Fires,” “Paris,” “Roses,” and more!

deadmau5 Did an Exclusive Residency at Encore Las Vegas

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Canadian progressive-house producer and performer, deadmau5, made his Vegas residency legendary for EDM fans. Performing at XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas for an exclusive residency in 2015, the musician had a longstanding history with XS and has played a part in the club’s success.

deadmau5 has racked up some pretty impressive accolades over the past few years. He ranks among the top on Beatport, was the first electronic artist to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone and is a six-time GRAMMY nominee.

David Guetta Brings Ibiza Vibes to The Strip

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Looks like Ibiza isn’t the only place to catch all of your favorite EDM stars as another DJ has made his mark on the Vegas residency list. David Guetta was no stranger to Vegas, so in 2016 the French producer returned to XS at Encore Beach Club for a spring and summer residency that blew fans away.

Each year Guetta made his way to Wynn Las Vegas for weekend extravaganzas, featuring his top hits such as “Titanium,” “Like I Do,” “When Love Takes Over,” and more.

Bruno Mars Brought a Little Uptown Funk To Las Vegas

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If anyone can put on a fabulous show, it’s Bruno Mars. Located at the MGM Resorts’ Park Theater at The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Mars performed his top hits like “24K Magic,” “Grenade,” “Finesse,” “Treasure,” “That’s What I Like,” “Marry You,” “Just The Way You Are,” and more.

Originally ending in spring 2018, the singer took a break from his 24K Magic World Tour to bring a little ‘uptown funk’ to the Vegas strip this past July. That’s definitely one way to heat up your summer plans!

Queen & Adam Lambert Are An Iconic Duo

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Can this pair be any more perfect for a Las Vegas residency? Queen and Adam Lambert will hit the stage at the Park Theater this September for an array of shows called “The Crown Jewels,” filled to the brim with excitement and valor.

Set to perform hits from both artists’ careers like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” “Who Wants To Live Forever,” “Whataya Want From Me,” and more, this collaborative residency is set to rock Sin City on September 1, the city’s official Queen Day, as declared by former Mayor Oscar Goodman in 2004.