Christina Aguilera makes more than double what Adam, Cee Lo and Blake are making on ‘The Voice’!
The newest take on a singing-competition reaity show, The Voice, takes four successful music artists and makes them coaches responsible for selecting aspiring singers to form their own teams. In order to compete with other reality shoes, NBC pulled out all the stops and selected a high profile panel of coaches, ( John Mayer was considered for the show) including Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera. Yet not all four of the stars are treated equally in terms of salary.
According to theThe Hollywood Reporter, Christina makes an astounding paycheck of more than $225,000 each episode, while her co-stars: Blake, Adam and CeeLo are making $75,000 per episode.
Not a measly paycheck by any means, but $150,000 less than Christina? Do you think that’s fair? She is a much bigger name than the other three, and it could be argued that she brought a good deal of fame to the show with her pop star status. It’s debatable though, whether or not there should be such a high discrepancy in the salaries of Christina vs. the boys.
While the show has been a great career-boost for each of these artists, the positive publicity has affected Christina at exactly the right time. Christina started on The Voice fresh off a messy divorce, an embarrassing lyrics flub while singing ‘The National Anthem’ at the Superbowl, and a drunk and disorderly conduct arrest.
Back in the spotlight for a much more positive reason, Christina is embracing the limelight, even collaborating with co-coach Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5 on a song to premiere on next Tuesday’s episode of The Voice.
On the collaboration, Adam said: “We are excited to perform it for our fans on ‘The Voice’ this Tuesday and on the road this summer. The guys and I recorded this track in Los Angeles last month and it was great getting to work with Christina on it as well.”
The track, ‘Moves Like Jagger’ will also be available on iTunes next week.
With the show such a success, plans for a second installment are already underway, with reports already surfacing of more than double the amount of audition episodes in the second season.
Are you surprised to hear how much Christina makes? Do you think it makes sense that she’s making so much more than the other judges to essentially do the same job? Sound off below!
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