- Ariana Grande was reported to have been paid $ 8 million to Coachella headquarters this year.
- That is what Beyoncé was paid to the headline in 2018.
- Grande is the youngest ever in the history of the music festival. Beyoncé was the first black woman ever to headline.
- The preparation for Beyoncé's elaborate performance was released this week as a Netflix documentary called "Homecoming."
According to Variety, $ 8 million was paid to Ariana Grande to lead Coachella this year, a significant fee by one standard – but more so assuming that Beyoncé was paid half this amount in 2018.
Grande, the youngest ever in the history of the 20-year music festival, was delighted with fans during his Sunday night performances by listing a live orchestra, reuniting (most of) * NSYNC, talking by Nicki Minaj, and a tribute to his ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller.
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Grande made the views from each of her five albums, including "Sweetener" and 2019 2018, "Thank U, Next," which follows the blueprint of her "World Sweeter Tour" which began in March.
Her production designer, LeRoy Bennett, told the Hollywood Reporter that they started planning for the festival at the end of February.
"Because Beyonce came last year and she did it and what it was, Coachella is essentially a contest," Bennett said. "And strong artists have to come in and make their own and just who they are. And that's what Ariana has done. There's not much like gags. She is Ariana and she sings and doing his thing. "
But one could argue that there was Grande's performance was a shadow of Beyoncé, the first ever black woman to lead Coachella last year.
It was a headline set, called "Beychella," singular career retrospective, independent of any accompanying trips or albums. The singer "Formation" and her team created a unique stage design, a set list, and a choreography routine for the event twice.
On Wednesday, Beyoncé released a film Netflix called "Homecoming" which documents the eight-month preparation for its elaborate performance.
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As previously reported Business Insider, Beyoncé was probably paid between $ 3 and $ 4 million dollars last year.
There is a very serious offense for fans that Beyoncé seemed stiff compared to Grande.
However, it may be important to note that "Homecoming" – as well as the live album that she fell on the same day – goes towards an extra pay day for the pop star.
Beyoncé may have successfully negotiated exclusive rights to its Coachella performance, and probably received a check from Netflix to distribute the film on its platform. Beyoncé could be well walked from Coachella to more than $ 4 million.
Representatives for Coachella did not immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comments.