Ariana Grande will earn a millionaire figure for the virtual concert that she will give in Fortnite this weekend. Your Rift Tour will be available in the popular video game from this Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8 included.
Magazine Forbes he estimated that he will pocket about twenty million dollars. The publication – specialized in rankings of personal fortunes and earnings of businessmen, artists and athletes – noted that the artists who gave virtual recitals benefited from increased sales of their merchandising products, both virtual and real.
It’s not the first time that a real-world music star has immersed himself in Fortnite: others, such as Travis Scott and Marshmello, have already done so.
According to the report of Forbes, from his virtual appearance Scott earned twenty million dollars for merchandising in 2020. A little less than half of the 53 million that he had earned for the presentation tour of Astroworld between the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.
Ariana Grande’s avatar in Fortnite.
A fortune for a few minutes
The publication notes that Scott’s highest grossing concert on that tour amounted to $ 1,700,000. That is, because of the recital that his avatar gave for nine minutes in Fortnite pocketed nearly twelve times more.
In Grande’s case, too your pet will be part of the video game, a little pig named Piggy Smallz. In Fortnite it will be a backpack and will appear as an accessory that can be purchased, as well as the “skin” (skin, in the game), clothing and cosmetics used by the singer’s avatar.
The magazine’s calculation arises from the sum of what the artists charge to appear in the video game and a percentage of the amount collected from the sale of these virtual items with which players can equip their own avatars.
Regardless, the terms of the deal Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, with Ariana Grande and the other artists are kept secret. The article of Forbes He estimates that the singer’s concert will last no more than twenty minutes at most.
American rapper Travis Scott also made his way to Fortnite.
Epic Games defines the Rift Tour as “a musical journey for players to enjoy with their friends.” From now on, the American singer will have her own avatar, which includes her characteristic ponytail. This is how it was seen in the images released by the game’s official page.
Throughout the three days of the special event there will be five different presentations. Epic Games notes that it is important enter the game at least one hour before the performance.
The first show will be on Friday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. The second, on Saturday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. The third, on Sunday, August 8 at 1 in the morning. The fourth, on Sunday at 9. And the fifth, on Sunday at 19. Always according to the Argentine schedule.
Fortnite is available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series XS, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, PC, and Mac.
In favor of vaccination
The Grammy winner was campaigning for Covid-19 vaccination. This Sunday, August 1, he left a message on his Instagram account in which he urged the population of the United States, where there is great resistance to the vaccine, to inoculate.
His purpose, he said, was to give a “kind reminder” to those who are not yet vaccinated against the virus. And it gave links to information on the Delta variant, which is currently spreading across the United States. She posted a photo of her wearing a black chinstrap, which begins with the following text: “Vaccinated and masked.”
“This is your kind reminder that you have to get vaccinated if you qualify. This is not over yet! I am sharing information because I care and, if I can, I would like to help anyone who has doubts or curiosity make a decision, ”the text begins.
“This Delta variant is very new and since the data changes all the time, I am going to look for some links to keep you up to date. So far we know that it spreads much more easily compared to the previous variants. Most of the spread occurs among unvaccinated people and in areas with low vaccination rates! “
And he adds: “And yes, although they can be infected despite being vaccinated, The vaccine helps protect against serious illness, hospitalization, and death! All things to be protected against. Oh, and if they already had Covid-19, they should still get vaccinated! “
The singer of Dangerous Woman He insists that people can “save a life or two” by getting vaccinated, as it could help protect those who cannot get the shot for some reason.