Mariah Carey rang in the New Year with style - she reportedly scooped a whopping $1 million (GBP687,000) to perform just four songs at a private gig.
The Hero hitmaker was paid the staggering sum to play an intimate show for the son of Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi at a lavish party on New Year's eve (31stDec08), according to U.K. newspaper The Sun.
Carey took time out of her Caribbean holiday with husband Nick Cannon in St Barts to sing a set of four classic tracks at the island's Nikki Beach Club bash.
The singer was joined by superproducer Timbaland and rapper Jay-Z, who also allegedly performed sets at the event.