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Xtina -- $cary HUGE Payday for Halloween Concert

11/2/2010 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Christina Aguilera had to work this Halloween weekend -- performing a one hour show at a private party for a really rich guy -- but TMZ has learned the singer raked in roughly $1,000,000 for the gig.

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The guy behind the party is mega-loaded investment guru Charles Brandes -- who throws an annual super expensive Halloween bash at his San Diego estate.

We're told Brandes locked in Aguilera to perform this past Saturday night between 7:30 and 8:30 pm -- at a rate of $16,666 per minute ... plus hair, makeup, travel and other related costs.

Sources connected to the event insist Brandes didn't pay Christina a dime over $500,000 -- but several well-connected sources close to Aguilera are standing firm on the million dollar mark.

Either way ... SICK PAY for 60 minutes of "work."


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16.

andy    

Capitalism at its finest!!! Awesome!!!

There are only a small handful of persons who can charge $1Mil per hour for any service. I think she's gonna make it . . .

1449 days ago
17.

andy    

Christina is great. I think that she may have found her own magic "Genie in a bottle" . . .

1449 days ago
18.

susan    

her thighs look as big as a sportsman lol $1million? NOW we know why sam ronson is sniffing around, good luck with that xtina.

1449 days ago
19.

anonymous    

That's $1,000,000 he could have spent to feed and educate the less fortunate here in America.

1449 days ago
20.

Sin D    

She gonna spend some on a case of Slimfast?

1449 days ago
21.

ell    

Of course her team would say she got more than she probably actually got. She has nothing else going for her. She's fat and a flop.

1449 days ago
22.

Robert    

OMG! He's lucky he way paying her by the minute and not by the pound! He's rolling in dough...and she's rolling in flour...

1449 days ago
23.

andy    

I think it's funny that people are concerned about whether or not she "overcharged", or if the client "overpaid". First of all, it seems like a major charity effort, since at least one third of the money will be donated to our government in the form of taxes, and then will be redistributed in the form of benefit programs.

If the performer, Ms. Christina, and the client are both happy with the price, . . . all is well.

Some people would suggest that anyone purchasing an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes is overpaying, since their overall quality score ratings are toward the bottom of the list for all rated auto manufacturers. It's simply about personal choice!!!

1449 days ago
24.

Solaera    

Ah. This answers a blind item about a former A list singer who is strapped for cash after her album flopped and now resorts to paid appearances at parties to fund her luxurious lifestyle.

1449 days ago
25.

Lucky_130    

He also owns the majority of the clubs here, and has wild sex orgies, or at least thats what the neighbors say. 16,666 per minute huh?

1449 days ago
26.

V    

$1,000,000? That's what you pay U2, Jay-Z and Metallica, not someone who had to cancel her last tour due to poor ticket and album sales, but hey, props to the free market system. Take everything you can get while you can get it. One just has to wonder how Brandes got all this money if he's so obviously stupid with it.

1449 days ago
27.

qwe    

ell i'd like to be so fat and a flop like she is.

1449 days ago
28.

mika    

love her.!!!!

1449 days ago
29.

KayInSA    

Did she blow afterwards? What is with that outfit???? Hideous!

1449 days ago
30.

rocker    

Ha! Guns N' Roses just got 1 million to play a private gig

1449 days ago
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