It’s been talked about for a while now. We first reported the news of Britney Spears in Vegas back in January and now we’re getting closer to the actual show times. She’s already been looking around for real estate. She’s signed the contracts. And now the financial information of her Vegas conquest has been publicly documents. Britney will earn a reported $310,000 per show salary in Las Vegas which will translate into roughly $15 Million per year. Not a bad gig if you ask us. It’s not quite Celine Dion or Wayne Newton territory but I’m sure Spears is psyched to be headed to the desert.
As part of her 2 year contract she’ll be doing 48 shows at Planet Hollywood. For those interested, Celine Dion rakes in nearly $500K per show and she goes on stage 70 times a year. Do the math. While Dion may make more money, at least Britney Spears can take a lot of time off which is helpful since she has two children.
Not a bad gig if you ask me. The difference between a Spears and Dion is that Spears’ shows are based on them being a “show/performance” meaning lights, glitz, glamor. Dion’s shows sell out because she’s an amazing singer. The point is, I’m not sure how long Spears will be able to do this. Then again, look at Madonna.