The proposed residency for Kanye at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater was brief but lucrative enough to make him Vegas’s highest-paid performer: three weeks, three shows per week, one $4.5 million paycheck. That’s $500,000 per show. TMZ says Britney’s current rate is about $475,000 per show, and Celine Dion’s is $476,000 per show.
Just last week, word came in that Jennifer Lopez was also in negotiations for 72 shows, or 24 weeks of three performances a week. The report said J.Lo’s salary would be in the $350,000-per-show range. Spears’ Britney: Piece of Me has been running since December 2013 and will continue through 2017. That steady gig has added roughly $20 million to Planet Hollywood’s annual earnings, according to a recent report.