Thursday 27 July 2017

Andre rated hardest working singer

Peter Andre notched up more major concerts last year than any other artist
Peter Andre notched up more major concerts last year than any other artist

Peter Andre has been crowned Britain's hardest-working singer for notching up more major concerts last year than any other artist.

Andre performed as the headline act to almost 100,000 fans during his 38-date Revelation tour in 2010, beating previous winners Status Quo.

The rockers took second place in the list compiled by the Performing Rights Society (PRS), which collects royalties on behalf of songwriters.

JLS came third in the annual chart, with Westlife and Rod Stewart completing this year's top five.

The singing career of Andre, who split from wife Katie Price in 2009, spans almost two decades, with the star racking up hits first of all in his former homeland of Australia and then in the UK.

Mysterious Girl reached number two in the British chart in 1995 but its re-release following his 2004 appearance on ITV1's I'm A Celebrity saw it reach the top spot. Four of his albums and 10 of his singles have made the top 10.

Andre said: "Nothing beats performing live. Performing in front of thousands of fans is my ultimate experience so I'm delighted to get this recognition from PRS for Music."

London rapper Example notched up the most performances at smaller concert venues, followed by Ellie Goulding and Tinie Tempah.

Andre performed the most concerts at arena venues. Last year he played to fans across the UK, including concerts at London's o2 and the Manchester Evening News Arena.

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