André Rieu is one of the best selling live acts in the world. Billboard Magazine, the leading music industry publication, has published an overview of the 25 best selling tours of 2009 and Rieu ranked number 6, outselling artists like Britney Spears, Coldplay and Beyonce. Rieu sold 834,992 tickets in 2009 for a gross of almost $96 million. Rieu, who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, travels with his own orchestra, the Johann Strauss Orchestra, and an entourage of over 100 people in total. His concerts are known for their festive atmosphere. He encourages his audiences to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles.