BRIT Awards - Arrivals

British songstress Adele signed a £90 Million ($130 million USD) recording contract with American recording label Sony Records. The recording contract is the largest ever for a British artist.

Adele has been credited with single-handedly reviving album sales after a dismal record sales decade nearly collapsed the music industry.

The deal was brokered by her manager, Jonathan Dickins, just before Christmas, according to British tabloid The Guardian. The paper says Adele was already signed to Sony when she publicly trashed the label for not releasing American signer Ke$ha from her recording contract after Ke$ha accused Dr. Luke of sexually abusing her.

The Guardian -- The singer, who was the best-selling artist in the world in 2015, was previously with British independent label XL, who she signed to at the age of 19. However, the deal expired this year and it is understood she was poached by Sony Music, the world’s second-largest record label.

The deal will double Adele’s £85m fortune, which includes more than £35m in sales from her latest album, 25. Released in November, 25 has been credited with single-handedly reviving album sales, having sold more than 19m copies to date worldwide.

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  • mela.reign77

    Dang!!! Get that money girl!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah Adele.

    A singer with true talent and heart.

  • JerseyMom

    Still not s fan.

    But congratulations, Adele!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Adele deserves it ... Congrats hun ... has sold enough to do what she wants

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And we should care, why?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Truth !

  • Hugga Bunch

    Damn! Lol

  • Alicia.Ashe

    They play her songs off her new album here at work. I want to gouge my eyes out too.

  • Hugga Bunch

    +1

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    she has plenty ...... old and young ... my parents love Adele as do I .... Lil J even loves Adele ... so yeah .... I do believe you not being a fan is of no relevance

  • JerseyMom

    You cared enough to reply. Have a nice day! *Hugs*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You seem bitter and ghetto.

    Have you ever practiced law or do you still work as a paralegal?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Turn the station ....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I have 21 and 25 and I play them whenever I am driving.

    I rarely listen to the radio.

    I guess I need to get a copy of 19.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    If only I could from her monotone voice. Buuuuuuuuuuttttttttt. Get that money Adele.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I need that copy as well .... 21 and 25 stay on shuffle as well ...... <3

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Her voice and even whoever produces slays .... would love to hear with an orchestra

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Happy for her. They need to cut "Dr." Luke.. something in his spirit ain't quite right.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me love her nails ......

  • product of 79

    I'm not a fan... My baby gurl adores her for whatever reason ?... But the video she premiered last nite on bbma is the shiiii I really like that song you can jig to it ?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Congrats on the new baby. You want a another girl or boy?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Adele has been credited with single-handedly reviving album sales after a
    dismal record sales decade nearly collapsed the music industry.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Really? She did all of that.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A Girl .. he wants a Boy and thanks gal

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I love this gif too. Lol. Who was he talking to? I love the video compilation of him on YT being a complete smart azz.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep check them stats gal .... think I'm lying Google it ........

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    when her this last album came out ... that was the ring tone .... finally she released it as a single ..... that song is about to go number 1 .... I said it when I first heard it

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I wanted 3 girls I got first and middle names picked out. But they way it's looking I don't want to be 49 and pregnant.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    *cackles*

  • LibraGirlonly

    Not a fan myself. I just can't get into her music.

  • product of 79

    Kimmy was BAD... Miss this face badly ?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    *cries*

  • Low E. TUH!

    IF I WAS ADELE I'D BE LIKE, "PLEASE CONVERT TO EUROS...EVEN POUNDS. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ANYTHING BUT DOLLARS!"

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Her nails giving me that 1995 "Like This and Like That" Monica vibe. Everything.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    120milly.....ok, hopefully Adele wont be walking around with SLAVE on her face like Prince....cuz she has to pump out all then ALBUMS. Believe me they just don't ISSUE out 120milly for 1 album...she gon be singing to the end of time...Wishing her all the best....

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Im sure she does now too.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Re the Fantasia purple rain tribute. I like it. Love her- that girl has an anointed voice. But I would like to punch the dude in the background straight in his trachea. Like fr fr.

  • product of 79

    That's crack I can't front ?... My daughter said mama I see you jiggin to my girl... LOL... she sang word for word with her I'm snappin and swaying like yaasss I can get with this ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    This gif tho! Used to love the big shades and long banged bob look on Kim.

  • Di Ana

    Am I the only one that think this woman's music isn't all that???

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    A singer with true talent and heart.
    ^^^^^^^
    I love the fact that she refuses to do endorsements. She like Im only here for the music.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nah, I don't think she sees what we see when she looks in the mirror. ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Nah. Scroll through the comments.

  • Di Ana

    Beautiful, so sad what she did to herself.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Congrats Adele.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Sony huh!?!?! So how many albums does she owe them....50? :coffee: I guess they can afford it since they got the Beatles catalog back :curse:

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    And her next 2 kids too.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I'm with ya but she white so some people will eat a mile of her sheit.

  • product of 79

    She don't see it boo ?

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    right... Bytch gon be a slave to the music....at least 5 albums...

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    She sounds best, when they don't tie her up too tight.

  • product of 79

    I'm with you, jus said she don't see it... Sad case ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    $130 mill nah she is locked in for at least 10. Hell Kesha owes them 7 and she didn't see half of that kind of money

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I got clutch yesterday for 8 bucks, I was cheesing hard after that purchase.

  • Low E. TUH!

    $13 MILLI PER RECORD SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT...

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Po-thang...all money aint good money when you GOTTA work for the man....Cuz they gon get they 120 back...plus sum! How many movie and unsung...behind the music business shyt we seen ...when the artist is damn near a SLAVE...when the record label WONT they money...

  • Low E. TUH!

    OFF TOPIC: ANNA KENDRICK WOULD BE A BETTER BELLE THAN HERMIONE...IJS

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    totally off topic.. Kirk Franklin won top Gospel Artist?? I see him more as a producer and hype man entertainer. Happy for him and that genre of music though. AND Meek Mill won top Rap Album?????

  • Nita

    Nope, I'm with you on that

  • product of 79

    ?...???...

  • Low E. TUH!

    DIDDY OF GOSPEL...BUT THE "WANNA BE HAPPY" GETS ME GOING!

  • Low E. TUH!

    IN 2 WEEKS YOU'LL KNOW WORD FOR WORD LOL

  • Noirluv45

    I've never been into Adele. I liked Amy Winehouse much better.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Amy was my sh*T!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    yes but of all the other artists, he won every single gospel category... i'm not accusing him of selling his soul but, damn...

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Was this Billboard awards? If so, they are as strictly based on sales, so I'm not surprised by Kirk winning.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    My fave female Brit is unsung. Joss Stone.Loved the others tho.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, girl. Mine too!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Joss can BLOW! Yessss! ??

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, yeah, I remember Joss. I've never listened to her before, but I know that she is/was very popular.

  • Low E. TUH!

    WHEN THE ADVERTISED THE AWARDS ON THE GOSPEL STATION YESTERDAY MORNING I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD..."INTENTIONAL" IS EVEN BETTER

  • iWasteTime

    Meek did and the irony is that song with him and Drake was the most selling and streamed off the album

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    That girl is IT. Shewwww.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    She probably doesn't...She fck in the head...and she don't get it...thats why she keep having plastic surgeries...she need therapy,.

  • Low E. TUH!

    FREDDIE GRAY...NEW POST

  • Finding Forever…

    CONGRATS...CLEAR THROATS & BELTS OUT...I will leave my heart at the door...I won't say a word...They've all been said before, you know....So why don't we just play pretend
    Like we're not scared of what is coming next...Or scared of having nothing left...All I ask is...If thiiiiis is my last night with you...Hold me like I'm more than just a friend...Give a memory I can use...Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do...It matters how this endsCause what if I never love again? THAT VOICE, THAT VOICE ;)

  • seun

    I'm scared for her craft. Her songs will become watered down. ?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Ctfu! !!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    Prince said NO MAM! So proud of him for standing up like that!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • starbright9449

    Adele must be paying these people who are stanning so hard lol.

  • starbright9449

    And if they don't get their money's worth as in her records someday stop selling, they'll say she's worth more dead than alive and off her.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I'm happy for you Adele but you putting out albums every 3-4 years will have you locked DOWN with them folk forevah! 7+ album deal is what I'm thinking. You will be 49+yo when you set free with your last album if every 3 years and 55 if every 4. With ONLY 7 albums.Enjoy that money honey!

  • LaGrl562

    No not a fan............................a bit overrated by that'a my opinion

  • i troll it like i see it

    Back to black was incredible...hate that she's gone.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Belle as in Bauty and the Beast?

  • imright

    ??????

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Don't do it!
    You will be a slave. Have people not learned from Mj & Prince?

  • JerseyMom

    Yeah, these broke bishes act like she gonna share her royalties with them. Since when does stanning pay royalties or dividends?

    Stans/IdolWorshippers: Get your life and finances in order and stop having a fit over someone's dissenting opinion about your idol.

    #dropsmic

  • LibraGirlonly

    Joss Stone for me!!

  • AL Dunbar

    Meanwhile fantasia cannot even get a proper release date and Janel monae has had 3 stellar releases that have been ignored by the public.

  • Liah

    Me either...I truly don't understand what people see in her music....But I'm no hater....Congrats Adele!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile my nieces and my daughter (9) loves Adele ... she likes Jonelle Monae too a lot

  • nucynu25

    Lmao ..I just died

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I like the jewlry too ....

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ...and now they own her. (congrats though!)

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    All this while keeping her clothes on and without dancing like an animal in heat. Great job Adele!!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    All this while keeping her clothes on and without dancing like an animal in heat. Great job Adele!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Forevaaaaa (Cardi B voice) like herpes (Medical minute) hi?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Forevaaaaa (Cardi B voice) like herpes (Medical minute) hi?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hey Boo!!!!!!!!!

  • GrapeCrush

    Same here!! I don't like Adele's voice at all but I loved Amy Winehouse!

  • Low E. TUH!

    YEP...MARCH 17, 2017. EMMA WATSON GOTTA LEARN TO SING...ANNA KENDRICK BEEN SANGIN! I'M BIASED.

  • Boonella

    19 is good as well...chasing pavements

  • stanley

    That's not really alot when you think about it... Her latest album sold 30 million copies worldwide and Times that by 13.99. That's $419,000,000 in gross revenue, minus marketing & promotional expenses... Which could come to around $10 million total expenses.. She generated alot of cash!!! And she only getting $20 million per album lol... The deal must exclude her touring.. Sometimes artists take less money on album sales, so they can collect 100% of the profits from their touring and preformance revenue.

  • Yada Yada and etc.

    I honestly, truly dont get the hype when it comes to Adele other than the fact that she must a very large demographic of people who enjoy classical/contemporary style of music (whites) around the world who help catapult her album sales into another stratosphere. I know she has black fans too but let's face it, black consumers are not the reason why she is selling so many albums in a day and age where artists can barely get their albums to reach platinum status.

    Anyway, no one stays on top forever. Both Whitney and Mariah inked historic record deals with their respective labels, and look what happened. Adele will probably have to produce at least 7 or more albums out of this deal, and as time progresses, people will lose interest and move onto the next great thing.

  • Spring

    HEY SONY !! PLEASE DONT KILL ADELE FOR HER MONEY #OKBYE

  • Kanyade

    Yes get 19. I was a fan of Adele's before Rolling in the Deep (21). To me, I like 19 better.

  • yoyo the dog

    Great article but Sony isn't a American label they are Japanese

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    I love ha (her) !

  • what?why

    Go on, get your money Adele. Well deserved

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • charallday

    Yup that's where I first heard her I love that song.

  • charallday

    While I like Adele, she just signed with the devil. The whole industry is messed up but y'all know exactly what I mean

  • LibraGirlonly

    Gone where she go?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    YAAAAAAAS! AND THERE IT IS FOLKS!

    You have so been on my mind! I have let the top down on the car, rolling on the highway, singing a Klymaxx song thinking I know my buddy Bren would know this one...and had my wig pulled off by the drag of an 18-wheeler. Chile...I pushed my shades up, tossed my scarf around my neck and pushed the pedal to the metal.

    WHAT?! ?...?

  • MocaPretty

    Well alrighty then Adele get your paper boo boo lol

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Never failing! All things are working for MY good!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    WHOOT!

    That was so hush-hush...?

  • Fendi

    This is a pro-Adele blog. I agree with you and Jersey Mom about Adele being royally overrated, which I've expressed before.

    Upon watching the first half of the BBMA, I was royally underwhelmed. The only Black artist who performed at that point was Rihanna. The Black artist who won was awarded for doing pop music aka catering to a white audience. All of the white artists who performed were doing their version of Black music. None of the performances were particularly good. Folks didn't appear to have much energy. They were just there. I know Britney lipsynched, but it was good she opened the show, because she was the only bit of excitement I saw in that time.

    Adele may be a great studio singer, but those live, off-key vocals she exhibited in past awards shows are not up my alley. Congrats to her nonetheless.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    I hope she delivers on that record deal!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ~GAAAASPS~

    ?

    I shan't.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Lmaaaaaaaaaao, hey shug??

  • bemetoo

    Overrated white? ADELEPHANT??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I can't look.

  • bemetoo

    Fucckk Adelephant

  • bemetoo

    Ino care that much for adelephant

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I have missed you Nettie ?

  • KB

    Beautiful picture of her and I like her dress. I have never heard any of her music before. When I do listen to music 70's - 90's in rotation.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Heaven or hell.. who knows..

  • Faithz

    I wonder why they didn't consider Beyonce for that Huge Deal?

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Look who she signed with out of alllll the record labels! #GoWithGod!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Not mad at her at all and hope she can deliver under the pressure and scrutiny that comes along with it.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I just cannot get into her! Great voice, but....

  • ZZZ

    You get an E+ on your essay. LOLOLOLOL

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I love Adele, she seems so legit, and not caught-up in her celebrity, and has an awesome sense of humor to match her amazing talent! I love that she could stand-up for Kesha because this whole Dr. Luke thing seem so Gothic for 2016! The record companies are nothing but vipers! I'm sure once Adele delivers to get her 130 mil, she's gonna take down her shingle, lock the shop door, and do something else! She's smart enough to know you can't do what she's doing forever or for the next 20 years without cashing in your soul and heart, and even then...

  • Diva_woman

    You are not alone, that along with the fact that she hasn't delivered a decent live vocal performance since 2011 (maybe). Folks stan for her delayed music drops but majority of her music puts me right to sleep.

  • Antigone Heart

    I liked Adele until I did further research.

    Artists who become music mainstays or supremely popular are there because of the blood oaths that they have taken; there is no way to avoid it. Refer to the R&B/Rap artist who had the hit song "I like that" who took an oath, rebelled by speaking out, and had one of his ears sliced off but later recanted his statements. Adele is is a woman who stated that fellow artist Beyonce was "Jesus [insert profanity] Christ; an artist who has talked about plugging her menses with pages from the Holy book, all to perform rituals to consult with demonic entities because "still coiled within me, was the need to know..are you cheating on me?" [her husband] Also, there is the one hand sign that Adele etc. The list goes on like it does for many initiated artists.

  • Antigone Heart

    Jersey Mom I read your opinion and I respect it like many others posted [here] on this blog.

    I don't support personal attacks, ad hominem fallacies [personal attacks whenever there are arguments being posted on this blog], or broad stereotypes/generalizations (i.e. being labeled "ghetto") as I support critical thinking. Personal attacks aside, being cordial (e.g. congratulating others) radiates effervescence through written speech even if a person does not hear your [spoken] voice.

  • rodt

    she went low

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Gm Unny...whea.is BREN!!!!!????

  • Lisa daniels

    I thought that was either Kim or Aaliyah.

  • product of 79

    Dam you thought it was baby gurl ? Kim would love to hear that compliment ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Kim ain't gonna listen. She has now morph into a 16year white girl from the valley. Kim Kilowski.

  • product of 79

    Her inner light skin woman name is Faith Evans(no relation)

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Bren dipped in on me on the sly. I just happen to catch the commentary...wayment. You got a danggone pinup bunny emoji? You playin'. How'd you get that? I wanna bunny. I had a bunny as a child. Her name was Mitzy. Took her to school the first day...as a comfort. You know. Like a blanket. I NEEDED her. Well, one day I came back in the house after one of my adventurous excursions and to my utter HORROR some mangy animal had dissected my poor Mitzy (we lived on a lot of land). Poor, poor Mitzy. Lucy was traumatized and...you wanted to know about @Brendan didn't you? My bad. Bren was here and then...POOF!

    Good Morning. ?

    Who's hungry?

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff65975b9a9901dadb62100970c3feede3870c90f113ce338e9996ef996b59b4.jpg ....(face palm,takes in breath)Unny,(now the circus has come to town)i cant with you!im scared to ask does BREN have a new name....cuz,i may be on a HOT AIR BALLOON ride round the world this time!!!!????you really did the most????

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Feed me java! See what happens? ?I only got 2 hours of sleep doing homework and research, and am back again now. :Wail:

  • starbright9449

    LOL

  • SpiceGirl

    Rolling In The Deep ( alittle older song) but a good one.

  • Seranzia

    Lol She looks like An Old Confused Asian Lady to me ?

  • Seranzia

    She's worth 75 million...so it could be done in 4 albums if you think about it...
    Might take 2 -10 years but she's young and her royalties alone will work towards that.
    She took a year off to raise her child and still made 70k A DAY! Lol it's quite a feasible number for her.