Curious to know how much it costs to book an appearance by your favorite music artists? We ranked the top ten most expensive stars to hire based on new research that has been revealed.
First up on our list is the new King of Pop. The Weeknd caps off the maximum booking price at $6,000,000, qualifying him to be as successful as his own musical influences, Michael Jackson and Prince. Since the debut of his first album from 2013 Kiss Land, The Weeknd has sold over 75 million albums, making his rise to stardom extremely rewarding.
If the King of Pop is bringing in the big bucks, so is the Queen. Ariana Grande matches the Weeknd, also capping off the maximum booking price at $6,000,000 for an appearance. Ariana holds a multitude of accolades to her name, including nine MTV Music Video Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a Brit Award. On top of this, Ari has sold over 85 million records across her entire discography, is the only female artist to have five singles debut at the number one spot, and is the most-streamed female artist on Spotify.
Keeping the competition for the number one spot neck-and-neck, Bruno Mars is tied with The Weeknd and Ariana Grande for the most expensive appearance price. Mars' maximum booking also caps off at the six million dollar mark, placing him in the top-three for in-demand artists. Since the release of his 2010 album Doo-Wops and Hooligans, Mars has sold over 130 records and received eight Grammy Award nominations for that album alone. Since then, Mars as earned eleven Grammys, nine American Music Awards, and one MTV Video Music Award.
Right behind our frontrunners is Imagine Dragons, who carry a maximum booking price of $1,999,999.
Next in line behind Imagine Dragons, Coldplay has a maximum booking price of $1,499,000.
The Arctic Monkeys also have a maximum booking price of $1,499,000.
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X, A.K.A. Montero, also has a maximum booking price of $1,499,000.
The Hollywood's Bleeding singer also has a maximum booking price of $1,499,000.
Rapper, producer, and clothing designer Ye, more commonly known as Kayne West, has a maximum booking price of $1,499,000 as well.
Everyone's favorite K-Pop group, BTS, has a maximum booking price of $1,499,000 to tie them up with the other five artists.