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5/12 @ Qualcomm Stadium, livenation.com
D.O.B.: September 4, 1981
Albums: Dangerously in Love (2003), B’Day (2006), I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), 4 (2011), Beyoncé (2013), Lemonade (2016)
Facebook: /beyonce, 64.3 million likes
Twitter: @beyonce, 14.2 million followers
Instagram: @beyonce, 66.2 million followers
Tweet: “Today is World Humanitarian Day. Another Day to #Beygood #TheWorldNeedsMore” (August 19, 2013)
Beyoncé Knowles, aka Queen Bey, had the Internet abuzz in early April when she announced that her new, 200-piece activewear line called IVY PARK would be available in-store at Nordstrom and Topshop, and online at net-a-porter.com beginning April 14. Her fans, known collectively as the “Beyhive,” enjoyed another surprise from the mother of 4-year-old Blue Ivy Carter and wife of Jay Z when, on April 23, she dropped her sixth studio album, Lemonade.
To win two tickets to Beyoncé's May 12 concert at Qualcomm Stadium, click here.
5/9 @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena, as.sdsu.edu
D.O.B.: February 20, 1988
Albums: Music of the Sun (2005), A Girl Like Me (2006), Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011), Unapologetic (2012), Anti (2016)
Facebook: /rihanna, 81.6 million likes
Twitter: @rihanna, 58.3 million followers
Instagram: @badgalriri, 36.5 million followers
Tweet: "@MTV Yikes.... @rihanna ran out of fucks to give” (April 19, 2012)
In April, Robyn Rihanna Fenty (Rihanna, for short) reached a musical milestone when her new single “Work,” featuring Drake, topped Billboard’s “Hot 100" chart for the eighth consecutive week. Her stint at the top leaves the R&B star tied with The Beatles for spending the second-most amount of weeks (59 in a row as of April 11) at No. 1. Mariah Carey stills holds the record with 79 weeks. In support of her latest album, Anti, which dropped in January, RiRi is traveling worldwide through August on a tour by the same name.
5/14 @ Petco Park, livenation.com
D.O.B.: May 9, 1949
Albums: Cold Spring Harbor (1971), Piano Man (1973), Streetlife Serenade (1974), Turnstiles (1976), The Stranger (1977), 52nd Street (1978), Glass Houses (1980), The Nylon Curtain (1982), An Innocent Man (1983), The Bridge (1986), Storm Front (1989), River of Dreams (1993), Fantasies & Delusions (2001)
Facebook: /billyjoel, 3.5 million likes
Twitter: @billyjoel, 178,000 followers
Instagram: @billyjoel, 2,600 followers
Newlywed Billy Joel and his fourth wife, Alexis Roderick (33), married July 4 and welcomed their first daughter (his second) one month later. Joel’s May 14 return to San Diego marks the iconic rocker’s first local concert appearance in 15 years and is his only California stop scheduled for 2016. Known for his hits “Piano Man” (1973), “Only the Good Die Young” (1978) and “We Didn’t Start The Fire” (1989), among many others, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is one of the nation’s bestselling artists, with more than 100 million records sold. In March, Joel sold out his 36th consecutive show, to be held December 17, 2016, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where he’s maintained a once-per-month residency since January 2014.
To win a Billy Joel prize pack from Cohn Restaurant Group, including two field reserve seats and dinner for two at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, visit cohnrestaurants.com/billy-joel-concert-giveaway and sign up for their e-Cuisine Club.
7/6 @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
D.O.B.: July 22, 1992
Albums: Stars Dance (2013), Revival (2015)
Facebook: /selena, 60.3 million likes
Twitter: @selenagomez, 41.3 million followers
Instagram: @selenagomez, 73.4 million followers
Tweet: “Sup, Miami... you see me I be work, work, work, work, work, work” (April 8, 2016)
Singer-slash-actress Selena Gomez rose to fame in 2007 after starring in Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, a role she maintained through 2012. In the years since, the pop star has appeared in several other productions, most recently as Phi Lambda Phi sorority president Madison in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, starring
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Taylor Swift’s BFF stops in America’s Finest City to perform her chart-climbing singles “Hands To Myself,” “Same Old Love” and “Good for You,” among other hits, while on her international Revival tour in support of her recent album by the same name.
Guns N’ Roses
8/22 @ Qualcomm Stadium, livenation.com
Members: William “Axl” Rose (54), Saul “Slash” Hudson (50), Michael “Duff” McKagan (52), Darren “Dizzy” Reed (52), Richard Fortus (49) and Frank
Albums: Appetite for Destruction (1987), G N’ R Lies (1988), Use Your Illusion I (1991), Use Your Illusion II (1991), “The Spaghetti Incident?” (1993), Chinese Democracy (2008)
Facebook: /gunsnroses, 30.1 million likes
Twitter: @gunsnroses, 2.1 million followers
Instagram: @gunsnroses, 759,000 followers
Tweet: “You F’n ready for the ‘Not in this Lifetime Tour’, North America? RSVP: https://livemu.sc/GNR_Tour #GnFnR” (April 1, 2016)
In 2012, when a TMZ reporter asked him if there were a chance the band would reunite for a tour, Guns N’ Roses lead vocalist Axl Rose responded, “Not in this lifetime.” Four years later, GNR’s North American Not in This Lifetime tour was born, with all of the group’s original members coming along for the ride. San Diego will be the 20-city tour’s final stop, making it the last chance in this lifetime (for now) to catch live performances - by the group’s founding (grand) fathers - of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1988), “Welcome to the Jungle” (1987) and other hard-rockin’ hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s.