Adele is reportedly due to sign a £90m record contract, landing the biggest deal ever handed to a British musician.
The Sony Music contract would top the £80m Robbie Williams landed from EMI in 2002 and would give her the best deal ever handed to a female artist, bigger than the £70m Whitney Houston scored in 2001 from Arista.
A source at Sony Music said: “We’ve secured Adele, who’s without doubt the biggest music star in a generation. This is massive.”
The singer is already worth £85m, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
The source said: “Adele’s deal with her original label XL expired and we’d an existing relationship with her in America.
“The deal is being worked on by our Columbia label in the US, but is worth £90m and gives Sony the rights to release her future music exclusively around the world.”
Michael Jackson’s estate still holds the record for the biggest contract, £164m, signed nine months after his death..
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