And, not to forget ... he gets royalties on the album. It says 10%, but we're guessing the definition is less impressive.
JD has been in the biz for a minute, but "The Lion King" is by far his biggest gig ... he's also had parts in a bunch of TV shows, starring in "The Paynes" on the Oprah Winfrey Network and playing Young Michael Jackson in "American Soul."
Jon Favreau directed the remake, and he found a small part for his daughter, Madeleine. According to her minors contract, she pocketed $814 for one day of work as a singer.
It's the second Disney payday for Madeleine ... she previously played Raquel the Rhino in the 2016 'Jungle Book' remake.
"Lion King" dominated the box office in its first 3 days in theaters ... raking in a whopping $191.8 million across North America.
The good news ... Scar can't get his paws on JD's or Madeleine's money.