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July 19, 2011 5:58 PM

Highly Paid Private Performers -- J.Lo, Amy and More!

Jennifer Lopez is halfway around the world in the Ukraine.

No, she's not hiding from the press after splitting from husband Marc Anthony. Jenny from the bloc has gotta make a buck. Lopez is reportedly being paid $1 million to perform for a wedding (by comparison, she made about $12 million for her stint on "American Idol").

She joins an elite group of singers who are paid big bucks for private performances. Christina Aguilera reportedly made $1 million to sing for one investor's Halloween party. That comes out to about $16,666 per minute. It's rumored stars like Amy Winehouse command similar rates. Even less-established artists can do well. "American Idol" reject Pia Toscano was paid $100,000 to sing at a party just a few weeks after she was kicked off the show.

Click on the "Launch Gallery" link to see how much other stars made in private performances:


Who's on the high end of the pay scale? Celine Dion reportedly performs two or three private gigs a year, at $6.5 million a pop. Texas tycoon David Bonderman paid The Rolling Stones and John Mellancamp a whopping $7 million to perform at his 60th birthday party.

But the cake goes to The Eagles, who were paid $6 million to sing one song, "Hotel California," by an unknown benefactor. The song's total running time is six minutes and eight seconds, which means the band earned nearly $1 million a minute. Considering Michael Bolton was once paid $75,000 to sing "When a Man Loves a Woman" to the bride at a wedding, The Eagles did really good. Cha-ching!

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