The rise and rise of the billionaire uber class has created a whole new market for A-list entertainers.
Christina Aguilera being one of the most notable superstars for hire, has allegedly performed a 30 minute performance at Suleiman Kerimov’s 40th birthday party for $925,000 (£580,000) and three songs at the wedding of Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko for a cool $2,000,000 (£1,080,000).
Beyonce Knowles apparently won’t get of bed for anything less than $500,000 (£270,000)!
Miss Aguilera and Knowles are not alone. Many performers see these private performances as a welcome relief from the treadmill of world tours and album promotions. The pay isn’t bad either with rule of thumb one half times price increase on an artists normal fees. Then there’s maybe additional top ups, luxury accommodation, gifts, meals etc etc. All this adds up to a very nice little earner for agents and performers alike.
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