Mariah Carey to get $1 mn for one-hour performance

May 10th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Paul McCartney Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Pop singer Mariah Carey and Welsh singer Tom Jones will earn $1 million each for performing for an hour at the opening of a new luxury resort.
The 39-year-old diva and the 68-year-old Jones will each sing for an hour to open an exclusive $926 million the Mardan Resort in Turkey. It is said to be the most expensive resorts in Europe, reports China Daily.

Based in Antalya, Turkey, the resort is owned by Russian tycoon Telman Ismailov.

“Telman is not a man who hesitates when it comes to throwing big parties. He wants the opening of the hotel to be a major event and insisted Tom and Mariah be booked to perform, no matter what the cost,” said a source close to Telman.

The Mardan Resort features five acres of fresh water swimming pools and has a sunken aquarium stocked with over 2,000 fish as its centerpiece. The hotel boasts of 560 rooms.

Stars, including Sharon Stone and Sir Paul McCartney, have also been invited to attend the opening May 23.

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