Mariah Carey and Tom Jones will each earn $1.5 million to open a new resort. The 39-year-old diva and the 68-year-old Welsh singer will each sing a one-hour set to open an exclusive £926 million [$1.4 million] development in Turkey - said to be the most expensive resort in Europe.
The Mardan Resort in Antalya is owned by Russian tycoon Telman Ismailov - who also once reportedly paid Jennifer Lopez $1.5 million to sing "Happy Birthday" to him - who is determined for the grand unveiling of his hotel to be a breathtaking affair.
A source close to the tycoon said: "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."
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 560 rooms, and the best suite costs $19,000-a-night.
Many stars, including Sharon Stone and Sir Paul McCartney, have also been invited to attend the opening on May 23.