The Beyhive is still ranting about Beyoncé’s epic Coachella performance last weekend, with many wondering just how much the Queen was paid for her services.
TIME magazine took the time to do the math, reporting that she likely earned anywhere from $3-4 million for her two-hour set.
— Mel 🇭🇹 (@MellyMel320) April 15, 2018
While that may seem like a lot, Mrs. Carter reportedly earned $5.2 million per night while on the Formation World Tour in 2016, according to Business Insider. Also, her performance included countless dancers, musicians and staff ensuring the fans witnessed a show they’d never forget, which certainly cost the Grammy winner thousands of dollars to produce.
Fellow Coachella artist Cardi B admittedly lost money during her set, telling SiriusXM Radio that she would earn $140,000 for her two performances, while her stage set cost over $300,000.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.