British singing star George Michael has been named the highest paid entertainer in Russian history - making GBP1.5 million ($2.9 million) for a 60 minute musical performance. The FAITH rocker performed at a Russian billionaire's New Year's Eve party (31DEC06), and sang for an hour in front of a 300-strong audience to land the multi-million pound reward. Michael was flown out to Moscow for the concert at the unnamed billionaire's estate along with his band and backing singers prior to the festivities.