Not So Fast! Ariana Grande and Beyoncé Both Got Paid the Exact Same Amount to Headline Coachella, Despite Reports

INDIO, CA – APRIL 14: Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella )
INDIO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 14: Ariana Grande performs on Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG)
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There are reports circulating the internet suggesting Beyoncé got paid just $4 million for her historic Coachella headlining set while Ariana Grande got paid $8 million for hers.

The numbers are accurate, but the reports have been misleading. Both ladies got paid the exact same amount.

via The Blast:

According to our sources, the Grande number is accurate and Bey did get $4 million … for each show. We’re told the contracts for Grande and Beyoncé were structured exactly the same way — $4 million for the first weekend and another $4 million for the second.

Grande’s first performance last week featured appearances by Nicki Minaj and a Justin Timberlake-less *NSYNC.

Beyoncé commemorated her legendary Coachella 2018 show with both a Netflix documentary and a live album, both of which debuted this week.

And there you have it.

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