Boyle Billing $15K a Minute
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 14, 2009 6:40 AM CDT
Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle chats outside the Birmingham National Indoor Arena in central England after the first show of "Britain's Got Talent" live tour on Friday.   (AP Photo/ Lewis Whyld, PA)
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(Newser) – Weep no more for Susan Boyle. The surprise songbird may have lost Britain's Got Talent, but she's charging an eye-popping $15,000 a minute to sing at events. Her agent recently informed a corporation eager to book Boyle that three songs lasting four minutes each would set the company back $187,000.

"She's the biggest star to have come out of Britain's Got Talent, so her price reflects that," a source told the Telegraph. The fees mean it would take Boyle just five dates to exceed a million dollars, "which in unprecedented for a reality show winner," said the industry insider.