While fans on Twitter get over the news that Beyonce performed at Isha Ambani’s pre-wedding celebrations in Udaipur, here’s some additional information for you to consider. Multiple reports have calculated how much Beyonce charges for private appearances, and the sum is pegged to between $3 and $4 million. That’s Rs 21-28 crore.
According to the magazine, the singer charged more than $3 million for performing at this year’s Coachella festival, however, organisers had previously hinted that headliners could charge close to 28 crores per gig. A New Yorker profile of Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett said, “the headliners (such as) Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar, respectively... would receive between three and four million dollars for playing.”
Beyonce was the highest-earning woman in the music industry in 2017, with earnings nearly 750 crores. Bloomberg recently reported that billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani shelled out over 716 crores for his daughter’s wedding parties, which saw several Indian and international celebrities, such as actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh; cricketer Sachin Tendulkar; and politician Hillary Clinton in attendance.
According to Bustle, Beyonce isn’t the most expensive performer money can buy. That honour goes to Jennifer Lopez, who can charge up to $5 million (Rs 35 crore) per performance. Billboard previously reported that a Texas billionaire paid the Rolling Stones Rs.50 crore to perform for an hour at his 60th birthday party. Christina Aguilera, according to Radar Online, was paid 7 crores for a Halloween party in 2010. Mariah Carey charges the same amount, according to Glamour UK. Meanwhile, Cher charges 10 crores, according to AOL, and Beyonce’s husband, rapper Jay Z demands 7 crores, according to Contact Music.
Isha will marry Anand Piramal - a childhood friend and son of billionaire Ajay Piramal - on December 12 at her family home, the billion-dollar Antilia in Mumbai.