Diamond Platnumz recently astounded fans when he revealed that he charges $70,000 dollars(Ksh 7 million) for a live performance.

In Kenya, the only musicians who can probably come close to the amount that Diamond makes per show are the boy band, Sauti Sol.

They are rumoured to make about Sh800,000 for an ordinary concert although the amount differs depending on client and distance.

For events outside the country, they are said to charge between Sh3 million and Sh5 million, this is before factoring other demands they might have on the rate card.

Although the figures for Sauti Sol and Diamond are impressive, they pale in comparison to what global megastars can make per show(Yes, this includes the lucrative private shows that take place for oil Sheikhs in the Middle East!).

Let's take a look below at what some of these stars can make per show;

Justin Bieber

The world-renowned singer charges $1million per show.


The former Destiny's Child singer charges $2million per show.

Maroon 5

The Grammy Award-winning band fronted by Adam Levine charges $2.5million per show.

Nicki Minaj

The female rapper with the bars for days charges $500,000 per show.

Cardi B

The Bodak Yellow rapper charges between $300,000 – $500,000 per sow. 


The Canadian singer/rapper charges between $500,000 – $1million per show.

Billie Eilish

Billie who is riding high as arguably the biggest female singer at the moment charges  $1.5million per show.

Now our next artist is quite literally the queen of the music industry right now. A true icon!

Taylor Swift

The country turned pop singer charges $1million per show. 

Travis Scott

Hiring Kylie Jenner's baby daddy will cost you between $1 – 1.5million per show.


The Barbados-born singer private rates can reach as high as $8million for one show! 

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