The Real Reason Beyoncé Is Worth Every Penny for Netflix
Beyoncé is one of the most influential women in music today. Her reach is astounding, her fan base is enormous, her net worth is high, and she’s beautiful to boot. What started as a “girl band” project with Destiny’s Child blossomed into a solo career that’s enviable among her peers. When you get Bey, you get an entire sea of fans right alongside her making her one of the most worthwhile investments in the media industry.
Maybe that’s why Netflix reached out to Beyoncé to form a bond that made subscribers rejoice. Several million dollars later and Beyoncé now has an exclusive documentary on the platform. Sure, Netflix may have had to pay the piper to get her on board, but she’s worth every single cent.
Beyoncé changed the game with ‘Homecoming’
But before she did, she slayed in Coachella. In case you somehow missed the memo, Beyoncé headlined Coachella last year. Now, this is a big deal for any entertainer, but it’s especially a big deal for Bey because she was the first black woman to receive the honor. With such a high pedestal to stand on, she brought on dancers, singers, and other performers from historically black colleges and universities to join her own the epic stage. Absolute power move.
The 26-set song list came together to create a memorable experience that ultimately ended in the event now being called “Baychella.” It also happened to serve as the inspiration for ‘Homecoming,’ a Netflix original that brought the fans behind the scenes of her Coachella experience.
The documentary includes interviews and candid footage that clues viewers into the vision behind the unforgettable performance. It literally takes you from “creative concept to cultural movement.”
She also made a ton of money for herself and Netflix
When you bring Bey, you also bring her fans. The cult-like following she has equals concert seats filled, sold-out performances, and outstanding viewership for all things Bey. That being said, it’s no surprise that Beyoncé reportedly received $20 million from the streaming giant for Homecoming alone. In case you didn’t get enough of Bey in the documentary you’ll be happy to hear that the deal Beyoncé signed with Netflix is $60 million. Do you know what that means? More exclusive Queen Bey content is coming to Netflix!
While Netflix did have to empty their wallets to create some unique content for the Bey fans it was definitely worth it. The numbers may be unknown, but there’s no way news of the exclusive didn’t cause a boost in sign-ups for the platform. If Netflix releases their numbers at the end of the year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the documentary topping the charts of most viewed content.
It’s more than the fanbase that makes Beyoncé worth the contract fee
So if it’s not the millions of fans, guaranteed viewership, and popularity that makes Beyoncé worth $60 million, what does? In case you didn’t know, Beyoncé puts a ton of effort into every project that has her name on it. But that’s not all. She also demands the utmost perfection of the finished product, and thusly the crew working alongside her.
This is why Homecoming is an absolute masterpiece and has inspired viewers not just to watch it once, but tons of times. The source materials, her Coachella performance, was also an absolute stunner. Perhaps that’s why it’s been dubbed “the greatest live show of ALL TIME’. Even the production crew gives Bey props for creating such a fantastic experience. Just take a look at one of the dudes on her team said.
Clearly, Bey inspired everyone to bring their A-game, not only for the live performance and those tuning it at home but to those who would catch the amazing documentary on Netflix later on.