A few weeks ago, a certain celebrity web site was reporting that Lana Del Rey was paid $2 million dollars to perform 3 songs at Kanye West's wedding. I cried BS from the start as it would throw off how much artists are paid for private events like that. It would mean everyone who would perform at private events and charge would have to raise their rates if she was paid that much.
Lana publicly stated she performed for FREE and was not paid $2 million. Since her denial, there have been several articles released about "How Much It Costs To Book Your Favorite Band" and it is no surprise who tops the list.
The first list came a few weeks ago by The Huffington Post but it seemed to be incomplete and outdated. (Note: since the original article was published, Dengy has removed certain artists off the list that were listed before at surprisingly low amounts.) No way could you get One Direction for $150,000. Also according to their list provided by Degy Entertainment, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi all commanded over $750,000 per performance.
In a more updated list provided by Business Insider, there was one person who commanded more than any other artist:
Yes, to book the greatest live performer of all time, it will cost you $1.5 million to $2 million dollars. No word if that is for a few songs to be performed or for an entire show. This list is updated daily and requests can be made HERE.
Aerosmith, Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars, Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Rod Stewart, Miley Cyrus, and Pink all command $1 million to 1.5 million for events. Adele, Eminem, Carlos Santana, Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Pink Floyd, and Sting all command just under a million.
All of the artists listed in this article charge more for events outside the U.S.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Prince, who just completed a successful European Tour, is scheduled to perform next at The Essence Festival on the 4th of July. There will be fireworks galore from Prince & his band alone that night.