The ‘7 Rings’ singer, who is the festival’s youngest ever headliner, performed at the event on Sunday (April 14) and is due to play again this Sunday (April 21).
According to Business Insider, Beyonce was paid approximately $4 million for her 2018, two-hour “Homecoming” show that sparked a Netflix documentary and a live album of the same name where she performed dozens of her hit songs. However, this year, Variety says that Ariana was paid $8 million for her show where she sang her chart-topping tracks from all five of her albums while closely following the same setlist for her “Sweetener World Tour.”
“Because Beyoncé came in last year and did her thing and kind of set the bar, basically Coachella becomes a competition, which is ridiculous,” Ariana’s production designer LeRoy Bennett told The Hollywood Reporter. “And artists who are strong should just come in and do their own thing and just be who they are. And that’s pretty much what Ariana has done. There’s not like there’s a bunch of gags. She’s being Ariana and singing and doing her thing.”