Wedding Singers Mariah, Elton Score $4.2M

It's a big payday for duo who played nuptials of Russian billionaire's granddaughter
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2017 10:44 AM CST
Mariah Carey made a lot of money over the weekend.   (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – This should help soothe the hard feelings over her debacle of a New Year's Eve show: Mariah Carey made few million easy bucks over the weekend—by performing at a wedding. TMZ reports that Carey and Elton John were hired to sing in London at the reception for the granddaughter of Russian billionaire Valery Kogan. The nine-hour party featured Carey crooning "We Belong Together" to the newlyweds, who had requested that she be flown in. Kogan reportedly paid the duo $4.2 million, and the Sun suggests that Carey got about $3 million of that. (Read more Mariah Carey stories.)

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