Justin Bieber reportedly earned a significant payday for his recent performance at a pre-wedding celebration in Mumbai, India, for billionaire heir Anant Ambani and his bride, Radhika Merchant. The “Love Yourself” singer flew to Mumbai to entertain guests at the sangeet, a traditional Indian ceremony featuring dance performances by the families of the bride and groom.

A Star-Studded Pre-Wedding Celebration

Justin Bieber was seen arriving at Mumbai airport on July 5, 2024 before his performance.

Bieber’s visit to Mumbai saw him sharing the stage with the vibrant crowd, who enthusiastically sang along to his hits “Love Yourself,” “I’m the One” (featuring DJ Khaled), and “Where Are U Now.” His social media posts from the weekend included photos and videos of his performance, as well as moments with the couple, Ambani and Merchant. The event was described as an unforgettable experience, particularly for the majority female audience who enjoyed every moment of Bieber’s performance, which lasted about an hour.

A Hefty Payday

Entertainment Tonight reported that Bieber was paid an impressive $10 million for his performance at the sangeet. This considerable fee underscores the high-profile nature of the event, as well as the significant financial resources of the Ambani family. Despite the massive payment, representatives for Bieber did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Ambani and Merchant Legacy

Anant Ambani (son of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani) and his fiancée Radhika Merchant posing together.

Anant Ambani, the groom, is the son of Mukesh Ambani, a billionaire businessman with a net worth of $116 billion. Mukesh Ambani heads Reliance Industries, a conglomerate with diverse interests including petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom, retail, and financial services. Meanwhile, Radhika Merchant, the bride, is the daughter of Viren Merchant, a pharmaceutical tycoon, and serves as the marketing director for Encore Healthcare.

Celebrity Performances and Wedding Festivities

The Ambani-Merchant pre-wedding celebration is not the first to feature a performance by a global megastar. Earlier this year, Rihanna was reportedly paid $6 million to perform at another wedding-related event. This performance was notable not only for its hefty payday but also because it was one of her few live performances since 2018, aside from her 2023 Super Bowl halftime show.

Rihanna in a black outfit and black hat split Mukesh Ambani in cream jacket son Anant in a sherbert orange and wife Nita in a light orange smile at his pre-wedding festivities

The main wedding ceremony for Ambani and Merchant is scheduled for July 12, with a grand reception planned for July 14, according to The Independent. These events are expected to continue the trend of extravagant celebrations, likely featuring more high-profile performances and lavish displays.