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Elton John and Mariah Carey 'paid £3.5MILLION' to sing at wedding of Russian billionaire's granddaughter

Mirror logo Mirror 16/01/2017

Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John were paid around £3.5million to sing at the wedding of a billionaire's granddaughter, according to new reports.

The pop legends were the highlights of a nine-hour extravaganza as 19-year-olds Irene Kogan and Daniel Kenvey wed on Saturday.

They topped a star-studded bill booked by Irene’s grandad, Russian businessman Valery Kogan, for the celebrations at London’s Landmark hotel.

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Mariah, thought to charge £2.5million to perform, flew in from the US at the young couple’s request.

She dedicated her 2005 love ballad We Belong Together to them.

Earlier, Sir Elton — who charges no less than £1million — kicked off the nine hour celebrations with a 12-song set.

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Joyful Irene wept on her hubby’s shoulder when the megastar dedicated his hit Tiny Dancer to her.

Sir Elton announced to the dancefloor: “This is for Irene. She’s not that tiny, but I know she’s a really good dancer because I can see her down there.”

Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas made a speech wishing the couple well.

There were also performances from a string of Russian stars, before producer Mark Ronson ended the evening with a DJ set.

Mirror Celebs has contacted representatives for both Mariah Carey and Elton John, but are yet to receive a response.

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