Update: 12:42 pm ET (April 19, 2019) – There are conflicting reports regarding the earnings that Beyonce obtained for her Coachella performance. According to The Blast’s sources, the singer received approximately the same amount as Ariana Grande.
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As fans continue to marvel at Beyonce’s historical Coachella performance in the Netflix documentary, Homecoming, a new report about the pay discrepancy amongst the festival’s headliners is also grabbing people’s attention. According to Variety, Ariana Grande got paid double of what Bey earned for her performance.
Grande reportedly made $8 million from the festival, while Beyoncé only took home an estimated $3 to $4 million.
This certainly seems a little odd to fans due to a handful of reasons. For one, Beyoncé is a much more seasoned artist. Additionally, her headlining show, also known as BeyChella, was a historical moment that drew millions of viewers.
Grande also made history this year as the youngest artist to ever headline the three-day event, but the U.S. pay gap may have more to do with the huge difference between their paychecks. Black women make approximately 65 cents to every dollar earned by their white male counterparts. By contrast, white women earn 83 cents to every dollar earned by white men, according to the Pew Research Center.