Elton John, Carey Perform at Wedding For Millions

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Carey performing at London’s Landmark Hotel, Jan. 14, 2017

Just two weeks after her “performance” during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ EveMariah Carey appeared with Elton John in London on January 14 at the wedding of the teenage granddaughter of a Russian billionaire. The two pop superstars were said to have reaped millions each for their sets.

As has been reported, Carey’s appearance on the live ABC special was described by People (and numerous others) as “a disaster” when she made a half-hearted attempt to lip sync to her songs in New York’s Times Square. At her performance at London’s Landmark Hotel, the diva appeared to be all busine$$.

The bill for the lavish affair was paid for by Valerie Kogan, who owns Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. The nine-hour event followed the nuptials of his 19-year-old granddaughter Irene Kogan and bridegroom Daniel Kevey, also 19.

A report by the Daily Mail pegged Carey’s payday at a whopping $3 million dollars for her headlining set. Sir Elton’s compensation for his 12-song set wasn’t revealed but it’s known that his price for these events starts at £1 million (equivalent to $1.21 million at current exchange rates).

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John regaled the attendees with such favorites as “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer,” which he dedicated to the young bride.

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Watch John and Carey perform several of their songs…

At one point while addressing the 19-year-old bride, Carey awkwardly warned her “Don’t look at me because I did it twice.” Carey had at least one costume change during her performance. Here’s a clip of her with the teeny bride…


Mariah Carey🎤#wedding #london #mariahcarey

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English producer Mark Ronson, of “Uptown Funk” fame, did a DJ set for the attendees.

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