Justin Bieber: A Super Fee to Perform at a Private Event

Justin Bieber: A Super Fee to Perform at a Private Event

According to some rumors, Justin Bieber was paid $10 million (just under €10 million) to host a pre-wedding party for the son of Asia’s richest man.

Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, has an estimated net worth of over $120 billion and chose to splash out on an extravagant celebration ahead of his son Anant’s wedding to Radhika Merchant.

The show took place at the Jio World Convention Center in Mumbai, India, and included Bieber performing some of his biggest songs, including “Baby,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?”

Fragments of the performance have ended up online.

It’s not the first time that dad Mukesh has indulged his future husband. Before Bieber, he had found himself in the same role Rihanna who for the couple in March performed her first full set in over six years (Read here).

Bieber stepped out of the spotlight in 2019, speaking out about his ongoing issues with anxiety. In 2022, he also took a break from performing live, canceling all remaining live shows of his “Justice” tour after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome and suffering partial facial paralysis (Read here)

Before the show in India the American artist had refused the offer to join Usher during his Super Bowl performance this year because he was “not feeling it.” A source told Page Six that “there is no bad blood between Usher and Justin,” adding, “Justin just wasn’t up to it.” Usher was eventually joined by guests including Alicia Keys, HER and will.i.am.

Bieber did, however, make a surprise appearance on stage with Wizkid and Tems during their performance of “Essence” at Coachella 2024thus returning to the festival that had seen him as a guest during Ariana Grande’s set in 2019 and with Daniel Caesar for their hit “Peaches” in 2022.

This isn’t the first private party Justin Bieber has recently appeared at, either. He also played an intimate show at an NHL All-Star party in February, alongside Michael Bublé, Tate McRae, and Will Arnett.

In April, Bieber paid tribute to his dear friend and rapper Chris King who was shot and killed by a robber at the age of 32 on April 20 while in Nashville.