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George Michael ‘nets £1.5m for Russian gig’ January 3, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Music.

George Michael is said to be the highest paid act in Russian history

George Michael is reported to have got his new year off to a very good start with a concert netting him £1.5 million. The singer is said to have been paid the vast amount by an unnamed Russian billionaire to entertain 300 guests at a party near Moscow for an hour.

According to reports, Michael is now the highest-paid act in Russian history. He was flown out, along with his entourage, on a private jet and returned to the UK the next day. An insider revealed: “The businessman contacted George directly and asked him to perform.

“He has a vast estate just outside Moscow and turned his sports hall into a nightclub for the party. It was a fun night and George was back home in Britain by the morning.”

It’s a bit of a change from the last concert that he gave, which was a free gig last month for thousands of NHS nurses in north London.

Before Michael’s Russian gig Christina Aguilera was the highest-paid female singer, earning herself a whopping £1 million for performing at the wedding of Russian oligarch Andrei Melnichenko in 2005.

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