The business of celebrity wrangling is no easy feat, but it's not impossible, either. However, if you want your favorite famous person to come through at your next party, it's gonna cost you. Some performers have made it clear that they won't privately perform for any fee, but many public figures will usually make an appearance for the right price. A handful even make the bulk of their income off of appearance fees at nightclubs and private events, like a certain Lord Scott Disick who, according to Radar Online, earns anywhere from $75,000 to $100,000 per appearance. But how much does it cost to get other celebs at your party? Well, there's no one answer.
If you're trying to hire a headliner to perform at a private event, the amount you'll pay depends on a lot of factors. According to Billboard, a prominent Texas investor paid The Rolling Stones $7 million to play a one-hour show at his 60th birthday party in 2002. Compare that to the act's average going rate, which hovers at around $1.5 million per performance, and it proves that your average music industry A-lister can stand to earn well above his or her minimum appearance fees. Here's how much it'd likely cost to hire these 11 celebrities at your next birthday party, wedding, or neighborhood bbq.
1. Jennifer Lopez: $1 Million — $5 Million
2. Christina Aguilera: $1 Million
According to Glamour UK, the pop diva earned a staggering $1 million dollar paycheck for just one hour of singing at at a private Halloween party in San Diego in 2010. That's $16,666 a minute!
3. Kim Kardashian: $50,000 — $500,000
The queen of reality reportedly normally makes nightclub and event appearances for around $50,000 dollars, according to Radar Online, but was reportedly paid 10 times as much for a string of appearances the week she turned 30, according to Access Hollywood.
4. Avril Lavigne: $250,000
According to Yahoo Finance, the punk rocker charges a quarter-mil to perform. Not too shabby.
5. Orlando Bloom: $200,000
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star has a huge following, and according to Yahoo Finance, he makes about 200k per appearance. For someone who doesn't even sing, that's a pretty big win.
6. Selena Gomez: $100,000+
While she's clearly commanding way more these days, back in 2010 Hollywood Life reported that the then-18-year-old was raking in $100,000 for personal appearances. Not too bad compared to your average college kid.
7. Mariah Carey: $1 Million
Glamour UK also reported that Carey cashes million-dollar checks for short performances, which is perhaps understandable given her one-of-a-kind vocal range.
8. Cher: $1.5 Million
According to AOL, Cher can stop by your crib for a mere $1.5 million.
9. Beyonce: $2 Million
According to The Guardian, Bey was paid a $2 million appearance fee for a New Year's Eve gig in St. Barth's, a price made only less astounding by the fact that she's Beyonce.
10. Jay Z: $1 Million
Contact Music reported that Hova received an estimated $1 million for a similar New Year's Eve performance at the Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where he and his wife chilled with Gwyneth Paltrow and her then-husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin.
11. Shakira: $1 Million — $1.5 Million
According to Business Insider, the former Voice judge's astronomical commanding salary puts her in the same league as The Rolling Stones, Usher and Miley Cyrus. Who knew?
If these stars command prices out of your range, you're out of luck. I guess you'll just have to settle for getting the DJ to play their songs at your next big party.