Music is life, that is the saying, but it could easily read “Music is Wealth”. Music is the key feature that runs through the veins of Bollywood cinema, having the right artists feature on a particular soundtrack, can generate unrivaled hype for a new film and the lack of a stand out artist can often see a film dismissed as a flop even prior to the release.
The success of the music market has seen singers now turn the tables on Bollywood and, no longer do they perform at a cheaper price because they will gain exposure, but now it is on the given terms of the artist, how much they charge. Well thanks to information shared by PTC with Daily Ent. Xpress we can now name you the top 10 musicians/singers in Bollywood in 2018 and what they charge, take a seat guys these figures are nuts!
Remember One Lakh = 100,000 IRS which approximates to about £1300 – £1500 (depending on exchange rate) so you can sort of think of a Lakh as a (UK) Grand .
Ankit Tiwari he charges 6 Lakh per song.
Ankit Tiwari is a playback singer and also a music director in Bollywood. He started his career as a playback music composer, but has seen his stock rise with a string of huge hit, a welcome addition to the top 10.
Neha Kakkar = 8 Lakh per song
Neha is one of the promising and rising young singers of Indian music industry. She is also one of the top paid female singers in 2017. She has sang on many hit numbers like “Mile Ho Tum Humko”, “Kaala Chasma”, “O Janiya”, “Cheez Badi” and “Sunny Sunny”. Neha has also sang the Punjabi songs “Patt Lain Ge”, “Ring” and “La La La”.
Sunidhi Chauhan = 9 Lakh Per SongSunidhi started her Bollywood career at a young age. She has won so many Awards for her outstanding contribution to the Music Industry. She is the second highest paid Female singers of Bollywood. She has even sung many melodious songs for Punjabi movies as well.
Sonu Nigam = 10 Lakh Per SongSonu Nigam. His melodious Voice and his positive approach towards music have given him a special place in the Music Market. His song “Ab Mujhe Raat Din” seems to have a place in every Bollywood fans hearts. alongside “Abhi Mujhme Kahin” from the movie “Agneepath” which was also a huge hit across the globe.
Badshah = 11 Lakh Per SongBadshah started his career as a Punjabi rapper and then he moved to Bollywood with songs “Saturday Saturday” and “Abhi To Party Shuru Hui Hai”. After this, there was no looking back. His hard work has made his stand amongst the highest paid singers of the Bollywood.
Guru Randhawa =12 Lakh Per SongHe used to earn Rs 500 per song when he started singing. But his single Punjabi music tracks like “High Rated Gabru”, “Yaar Mod Do” and “Lahore” have given him popularity. His Bollywood debut song “Suit Suit” saw him became a heartthrob of the Bollywood Industry. Today, he is amongst the highest paid singers of Bollywood.
Arijit Singh – 13 Lakh Per SongArijit Singh is considered amongst the most talented singers of the Bollywood Industry. He was paid 13 Lakh for his song “Tum Hi Ho” from the movie “Aashiqui 2”. He started the career as a playback singer at live shows and is now considered as the highest paid singers of Bollywood.
Meet Brothers = 13 Lakh Per SongAlong with composing they are well known for their singing as well. They have done compositions for “Baby Doll”, Chitiyan Kalayian”, “Gal Ban Gayi” and “Nachange Saari Raat” Their contribution to the music industry is remarkable and highlights them as natural born musicians.
Honey Singh = 15 Lakh
The highest paid male singer/producer in Bollywood is Honey Singh. Honey Singh may not have been as active on the scene recently as previous, but that has only added to his worth, he is still in demand and Bollywood know, getting him on a soundtrack is always going to be a winner.
Sherya Ghoshal = 20 Lakh per song
Shreya Ghoshal is the highest paid female singer in Bollywood. A huge public profile due to reality TV show judging, and a voice that is famous throughout the whole of Asia not just Bollywood, deserved Number 1!