Report: ’21’ Singer Adele Earning $127,756 A Day From Music Sales

Published: Sunday 5th Oct 2014 by David


She hasn’t dropped a new album in four years, but thanks to sales generated by her first album ’19’ and its record breaking follow-up ’21’, Pop singer Adele is reportedly pocketing over $127,000 a day!

Details on her reported earnings below…

Newly released accounts obtained by the UK’s The Sun reveal that the singer’s companies (one of these being ‘Melted Stone’) earned $86,115,690 in the 22 months leading up to the December of 2013.

By the end of each day last year, the singer could boast of earning $127,756 (£80,000), and rewarded herself with $5.2 million before the release of her third studio album, reportedly due out next month.

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  1. Beysus October 5, 2014


  2. Tasha October 5, 2014

    You dot earn much from musi sales unless you have writing credits. Hence why so many pop stars have endorsements and touring ventures amongst other things.

    • HausMuthaAdele October 5, 2014

      Even the ones with touring ventures don’t make money like this. The ones who take their music and promo seriously are still earning from album sales boo boo.

  3. LaLopez October 5, 2014

    Meanwhile Rihanna is worried about going bankrupt.

    • DanitySlain October 5, 2014

      Girl! You know they force her to tour JUST so they can make a profit.

    • Mark111 October 5, 2014

      Umm, J no no sold 35k with TONES of promo. Jenny signed a 360 sweeted and the label is getting 30% of her other properties. Worry about DOA and Booty falling over 40 spots on the Hot 100.

    • LB October 5, 2014


  4. FutureCIARA October 5, 2014

    Damn, I need to impregnate this big bittch!

    • HistoRih October 5, 2014

      You have a penis?

      • katy’s kitty kat October 5, 2014


      • FutureCIARA October 5, 2014

        You have syphilis?

      • HistoRih October 5, 2014

        Future paid his child support this month? Or is he waiting for that Love Song cheque to come through? #Leddabitchknow.

  5. Yonce October 5, 2014

    Does ciara even make that within a year?

    • Beysus October 5, 2014

      Does she even have the ability to pick up a pen and write?

      • Mark111 October 5, 2014


      • FutureCIARA October 5, 2014

        Gurl!!!! LMFAOOOOOO ^^^ THEE AUDACITY!

      • LB October 5, 2014

        Beysus, stop, I would pull up receipts but I doubt Beyonce would be able to read them

      • Beysus October 5, 2014

        Please do…

  6. Eloviano October 5, 2014

    $127,756 equals to £80,000 a day.

    Damn she’s rolling in the dough!!!

  7. Mark111 October 5, 2014

    Well hell she sold over 10 million in the states alone in THIS time when most albums can’t even pass 400K. But I want to say this, these Adele “stans” aren’t real fans, they stan for her numbers. Same with Swift, we all know Swift fanbase are 7 to 14. These are the same stans that used to stan for Britney, Mariah and Gaga, until they flopped and then it was off to the anext bandwagon. If Adele was selling 500K albums, you think these hyper girly men and women would stan for an overweight “soul” singer? Nope. I’ll leave you with this “Gaga is an album seller. Rihanna is scared cause Katy, Gaga, MC and Britney are dropping albums and they sell albums.” And when the numbers came in, you don’t see most of those stans… Hi Slayriah. #pow

    • Adele The Queen October 5, 2014

      Not me I really stan for Adele. I even have her albums (19 and 21). I stan for my Queens voice and her quality of music soi I’m a true stan

  8. BeyBeyKing October 5, 2014

    Bey earns more than her *sips tea*

    • KissesForKelly October 5, 2014

      If that’s true it’s because she steals publishing m’lady.

    • FutureCIARA October 5, 2014

      You mean Bey STEALS more than her?

      • Beysus October 5, 2014

        While Ciara steals Future’s benefits??? *sips tea*

    • SlayDele October 5, 2014

      Bey makes her money by stealing from others and rolling around on a stripper pole Adele uses her actual talents and doesn’t need to strip down to a bra and thong

      • Beysus October 5, 2014

        B**** please. Think before you speak…

    • UrbanLoveBae October 6, 2014

      At least Ciara has the ability to write her own stuff and give those who helped her co-write credit.Sit down!

  9. Suicide Blonde October 5, 2014

    She is a sort of fresh air in the music business, which is full of young girls who are totally different, both musically and physícally, i understand that but at the same time, she’s so overrated.

    • Adele The Queen October 5, 2014

      Not as overrated as MaCantSingDonna who is best selling artist of all time even though she is talentless

      • Mark111 October 5, 2014

        Female artist, not as a whole. Beatles, Elvis and MJ over 700 million records > Madonna 300 million records.

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2014

        Nice to meet you too.

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2014

        MJ has not sold more than 430 million records , no one is on The Beatles and Elvis’s league.

      • Stephon Maurice Jackson October 5, 2014

        The Beatles & Elvis are estimated to have sold 500-600,000,000+ records

        MJ estimated 400,000,000+ WITHOUT Jackson 5 sales.

        Madonna estimated 300,000,000+

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2014

        Those are the top 4 best selling artists ever but MJ is #3, not Elvis or Beatles, he still holds the record for the best selling album tho, best selling, not the best.

      • Stephon Maurice Jackson October 5, 2014

        I know. Triller is the biggest selling album of all time. However, the album is not the BEST album ever. But, in reality. There is NO best album ever. Its about YOUR taste.

        Off The Wall: 1979 (20,000,000+)WW (8,000,000+)US
        Thriller: 1982 (65,000,000+)WW (29,000,000+)US
        Bad: 1987 (30,000,000+)WW (9,000,000+)US
        Dangerous: 1990 (26,000,000+)WW (7,000,000+)US
        160,000,000+ Albums Sold with only 4 album releases <—— That shitt is CRAZY!

      • Stephon Maurice Jackson October 5, 2014

        Ooops, I forgot about HISTORY which sold around 19-20,000,000+ albums worldwide. So, with only 5 albums he sold 160,000,000+ albums.

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2014

        The album is overrated but also his discography leaves much to desire.

      • Stephon Maurice Jackson October 5, 2014

        What is your definition of overrated?? I think the album was huge due to the industry going threw a HUGE change at that time. It was the introduction of the MTV era. And, that album paved the way for Madonna, Prince & others to officially start dominating airwaves. Before, it was all about ROCK STARS tbh… Pop stars NEVER sold like Thriller or Females NEVER sold like Madonna BEFORE …

        It was the perfect time. Now, as far the music. “Thriller”, “Billie Jean” & “Beat It” even without the visuals were ALL Pop/R&B/Rock masterpieces imo. All HUGE popular songs. All having HUGE iconic videos & producing their own iconic costumes/dance moves.

        Having those 3 MONSTER records on 1 album played a huge factor in Thriller becoming the best selling albums ever. That’s like Madonna having “Vogue”, “Like A Prayer” & “Like A Virgin” on 1 album. It would’ve sold like CRAZY! Having 3 POP phenomenons on 1 album is the MAIN factor in Triller selling that much.

        But, other than those 3 songs. The album was just a regular (not bad) Pop/R&B LP. But, thanks to Quincy Jones & Rob T. The albums music has aged VERY well. The production sounds fresh. Which to me, is the main reason why Thriller has almost gone DIAMOND again in the Soundscan era.

        Anyways, my favorite album of all time is actually a tie between Ray Of Light & The Mis-Education Of Lauryn Hill.

        Also, I agree that MJ’s discography is weak (for his standards)… But, honestly considering that he was a very disturbed individual. He did what he could do… I think as a whole tho. From 1968 – Present. His ENTIRE career (J5 included). He has a LEGENDARY catalog of music. One of the most memorable catalogs in Popular music EVER! Definitely, the BIGGEST BLACK (even tho he turned white) artist EVER in HISTORY… Beyonce, Whitney or even Mariah (who is only 30%black) aren’t in the top 10 best selling artist. ONLY WHITE ARTIST & MJ.

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2014

        His music is just not for me, he missed that real masterpiece ala Velvet Rope, ROL or Stg Pepper’s, his songs are good for a throwback to me, but almost all pop music is good for that, so.

      • Stephon Maurice Jackson October 5, 2014

        He is not a MATURE pop artist. NEVER really was… you are too obsessed with that whole “Velvet Rope” b*******. Errrbody not gonna have albums talking about erry little details of their personal life. Also, he is mostly R&B… Never understood the King Of Pop for an artist who’s ENTIRE career’s catolog is R&B but watever…

        His music was for you a couple of years ago tho. When you were that other user name. I think you simply feel out of love with MJ & GREW up…

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2014

        I’m just more into other type of artists, however, when i was a kid, i, like most kids of the 80’s, i was crazy with whole dance moves, ect, but even back then i wasn’t a fan, i was more into Rock bands, then i hit 13 and everything change, i was devastated by his death tho, it was shocking, as a long time follower, i was in pain, he was King of Pop, definitely.

  10. NOLIES October 5, 2014

    Adele is very intelligent because she picked up on where artistry & music sells… blue eyed soul. I give her & Sam Smith plenty of credit, because since the beginning of time (before even Elvis) this has always been the niche in music. If this report is true, she is killing everyone. Can’t hate.

    • Mark111 October 5, 2014

      Sam can’t pass 500K. So she’s no male Adele.

      • OMG Logic!!! October 5, 2014

        That’s because he’s gay. You better believe he’d be multi-platinum otherwise.

      • Mark111 October 5, 2014

        I didn’t know thay and I’m sure most don’t even know that he’s White nor British.

  11. Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

    Pretty good Adele, but you would expect Rihanna, a star with multiple hits, to pull in these kinda numbers. You would think her stadium tour would be in top 5 highest grossing. Anyways, Adele is making her coins effortlessly

    • Mark111 October 5, 2014

      A pest would bring up Rihanna and not your alleged Queen. Remember when Bey tried to make 4 her 21? 4=1 million vs 21 20 million, day and night.

      • Beysus October 5, 2014

        She didn’t try to make it anything other than good music… Something your fave has yet to discover…

      • LB October 5, 2014

        More like bland lifeless music, which is why nobody bought it.

      • Beysus October 5, 2014

        Please EDM is more lifeless than Bey’s harmonies…

      • LB October 5, 2014

        What harmonies? Let’s not use words Bey cannot understand here.

        EDM > Run the world mess

      • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

        How was Bey trying to make 4 her 21, when the album is R&B. The highest selling R&B album of 2011, BTW

        Please find your logic. please. Two completely differnet genres.

        But of course you’re pressed and delusional 95% of the time. 😉

      • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

        I didn’t even click on the link. Like I said 4 and 21 are completely different genre wise. Bey may have been inspired by Adele because at the time Adele was one of the only artists not to jump on the edm trend (Rihject). Bey chose not to, either. The reason it was the highest selling R&B album of 2011. 😉

        Beyonce said herself she wasn’t looking for chart success with that album. She wanted songs she could sing 20 years from now, and not patty p**** to S&M at 55 years old! kii

      • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

        *p**** pat to S&M at 55 years old! kii

  12. Adele The Queen October 5, 2014

    she is slaying HARD!!!

  13. BadGyalRihRih October 5, 2014

    Did I see a JLow stan talking about Rihanna’s money when Booty’s sales are lower than a fat b****** self esteem after stepping on a talking scale.
    Your fave couldn’t drop a hit single even if she stood at the top of the Eiffel tower and let’s not even get into how her boyfriends pay homage to her singles on the charts. BOTTOM!

    • LaLopez October 5, 2014

      It must suck to know that Jennifer made more from endorsements in her prime than Rihanna ever will from tours in hers. Yes girl, I know it must sting your overused vagine to know that Jennifer has sold less albums than most of the Pop girls but has made more impact on the charts than Rihanna has on Trojan’s sales.
      Oh, and when it comes bottoms? If Jennifer dates em than Rihanna must know em too seeing as she spends most of her time on her knees.


  14. LB October 5, 2014

    Damn, if Adele is making this much, I wonder just how paid Mariah Carey is.

    • ConfessionsofaGoodKisser October 5, 2014

      More than Gay Songz that’s for sure.

      • LoyalToChristopher202 October 5, 2014

        I know that’s right.

  15. Memo October 5, 2014

    I’d love to see Beyoncé pulling those numbers…

    • IfYouComeForBey.. October 5, 2014

      I’d love to see your mom tell you the truth about your dad and his secretary but we can’t always what we want can we.

      • Memo October 5, 2014

        I bet an 8 year old child would come for me with a better argument. You tried, b*****.

    • Beysus October 5, 2014

      I’d love to see Adele becoming an all-round entertainer and lasting more than 15 years in the industry…

      • SlayDele October 5, 2014

        Adele’s music will be remembered ten years from now the only thing Bey will be remembered for is stealing writing credits that don’t belong to her

      • Beysus October 5, 2014

        Please name an Adele video that’s more iconic than Single Ladies….

      • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

        At FATdele You don’t make it seventeen years in this business, just to be forgotten hun! Bey is an icon and coming for that legend title in the next few years!

        Adele need’s a rolling in the deep type slayage if she wants to outsell 21’s sales or match it.

      • UrbanLoveBae October 6, 2014

        Lol I don’t usually do numbers but honey Adele will be remembered for the simple fact that she sold 10,000,000 records in the U.S. Alone without being in this business for a very long time,treacherous promo,or a pregnancy/personal life gimmick.She blew up out of no where. Your fave hasn’t even outsold “Control” by Janet Jackson in the U.S.Is Beyonce a great performer yes but your shade is ammounts b******* and your opinion. #KnowYourFacts

  16. SlayDele October 5, 2014

    Why is Bey being mentioned in a post about Adele her stans need to chill they are so intimidated by her because she managed to outsell her whole discography

    • Me October 6, 2014

      Cuz people are crazy in love about Beyonce : we can’t have ONE ARTICLE without a comment about this women, i mean come on ppl she’s a great singer but have a break u_u

  17. SlayDele October 5, 2014

    Adele has got diamond plagues from the major music markets what does Bey have lol what a joke

    • Beysus October 5, 2014

      Beyonce has sold out stadium tours…

      • SlayDele October 5, 2014

        Adele can sell albums and sell out venues she can do all that without having to take her clothes off and expose her c section scars

  18. Nicki Is Queen October 5, 2014

    damn slay adele!

  19. Rima October 5, 2014

    Why can’t King Bey sell 20 million I’ll wait.

    • Everyone’s A Critic October 5, 2014

      But isn’t Adele a massive Beyonce fan… Sales figures are one thing but status is another. And we all know Bey is at the top

      • Rima October 5, 2014

        She can be a fan but why is Adele slaying her musically

      • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

        Girl do you even listen to Adele’s music? or are you just jumping on the bandwagon? kii smmfh

      • Memo October 5, 2014

        LOL at the Hive not giving a good reply.

    • Beysus October 5, 2014

      She doesn’t have to…

  20. Everyone’s A Critic October 5, 2014

    UK!!!!! We do this right now

  21. Rima October 5, 2014

    Who aren’t the Beyonce fans pressedt over first Rihanna then Gaga now Adele?

  22. Everyone’s A Critic October 5, 2014

    Adele stays winning.. Gotta big up Sam Smith a.k.a my husband to be whilst we’re applauding leading UK artists

    • Mark111 October 5, 2014

      Then why is he’s album flopping?

      • Antonio October 5, 2014

        where is Sam’s album flopping at: almost 650k in the US and 1.5 mil WW off 1 single. Once the GP really picks up on him like they did with Adele and Amy Winehouse, his sales will skyrocket

  23. Ben October 5, 2014

    Boss!!! that’s all i can say. not a fan but respect

  24. Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

    Ya’ll kill me hiding behind Adele just to throw shade, when more than likely your real faves are inferior to Beyonce! They stay mad! kii

    • Nicki Is Queen October 5, 2014

      hi slay_hive 😀

      • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

        Hey boo!!! 🙂

    • Memo October 5, 2014

      Beyoncé is not second to Adele, baby.

  25. CherylSoldierr October 5, 2014

    Using the sun as a source? Death. These numbers are probably so wrong. She’s also not releasing her album next month.

  26. SlayDele October 5, 2014

    Lol not the hive coming for Adele when their fav can’t even match her accomplishments

    • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

      Girl reveal your true identity, until then your opinion means s***! 😉

      It also seems that you have mentioned Beyonce on this post in every one of your comments. Why are you seething?? Your real fave is a flop??

      • LDN Chick October 5, 2014

        Ikr. They’re so weak. Like come on just admit you are Rihanna Navy.

      • Memo October 5, 2014

        Sam mentions Beyoncé even if the post is about Madonna, so STFU.

    • Beysus October 5, 2014

      Oh please what else has Adele done apart from make one Diamond album???

      • Memo October 5, 2014

        LOL, Beyoncé supposedly is a big seller and she can’t even do 5 million in the US.

  27. Stephon Maurice Jackson October 5, 2014

    She EARNED this. She deserves it. I hope her next album sells ANOTHER 20,000,000+ albums… Just to slap every POP-Tart singer in the face. She is the REAL deal tbh… Writer, Producer & Singer.

    Also, those numbers are just from her albums sales. Not, including the fact that “21” sold over 25 million singles… But, singles are nothing compared to albums. So, maybe thats why its not respected…

  28. LDN Chick October 5, 2014

    NOT The Sun as a source. I dont believe it for that reason alone.

  29. Jay October 5, 2014

    …….must be nice. It’s amazing how someone can sing songs & rack in millions and millions, but somebody who works 12-14hrs a day 6 days a week still don’t have enough to pay all their bills. Must be nice…

  30. Skyfall October 5, 2014

    Death at the hive being pressed. Beyonce is supposition the queen but can’t even outsell “The Emancipation of MiMi” why are you so pressed with Adele’s accomplishments. Unlike other Adele Stan’s I Stan for her great music & talent. Intact I start stanning in 2009 the first time I heard Hometown Glory, I had no idea she would of like this just two years later. I hardly ever use Adele’s accolades to shade but since the hive wanna be salty.

    Diamond Album
    Best selling album on the 21st century
    10 Grammies (including Album of the year)
    6 Grammy wins in one night (tied with Beyonce)
    Academy Award
    Golden Globe
    Longest #1 album since 1985
    First Artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK
    First Female artist to have 3 singles in the top ten & 2 albums in the top 5.
    Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    • Sass October 5, 2014

      Girl WTF are you talking about? Where is all this pressed hate? Are we on the same post?

      • Slay_Hive October 5, 2014

        LOOOL Ok.I’m saying the same thing. Where is the hate? Other than that fake Adele stan. This b**** is pressed by the Hive and dont even know it!

  31. Skyfall October 5, 2014

    That awkward moment when you realize 21 came out in 2011

  32. Mark111 October 5, 2014

    Going back n forth with the B Pest is like arguing with a spoiled 8 year old girl. They will shift, turn, twist anything to make Bey look superior. They need to be buying those flopped singles, you’d think they would have a few dollars since they don’t have HBO (judging by The Run ratings). Or did the overpriced tour take all their government checks?

  33. Beysus October 5, 2014

    For errbody in the UK, 8 Mile is on ITV4

  34. Sass October 5, 2014

    The Sun is a stupid tabloid newspaper in the UK that makes up shitt. Bye.

  35. Sass October 5, 2014

    And why is everyone pressed with the Hive? Jesus Christ. Anyone would think they were tearing Adele to shreds. I was disappointed to see ‘not bad’ ‘damn’ comments from them instead. Instead, y’all want to throw shade at Beyonce and cry like babies when you get stung by them. I can’t.

  36. Antonio October 5, 2014

    As a frequent visitor of this blog, I must say, the BeyHive does usually start the stan wars especially on posts regarding Rihanna, Gaga and Ciara. At the end of the day, Adele shitted on every b**** in the industry without really trying and she needs to be acknowledged for it. Whenever she drops her 3rd album, she’s gonna promote like crazy because this time, ppl will want to see her whereas 21 had a lot of “word of mouth” success. I doubt it sells 25-30 million WW like 21, but 19’s numbers (8 mil WW) are definitely solid. I can see her 3rd album selling at 4.5 mil in the US and 10 mil WW

    • ME October 5, 2014

      ummh its actually the other way around.. just go to any bey post and you will see who starts the stan wars

    • XXX October 6, 2014

      Nope. People throw shade at Beyonce a lot here because the site stans for her.

    • XXX October 6, 2014

      Cute but probably fabricated.

  37. XXX October 6, 2014

    Cute but probably fabricated

  38. JOHNVIDAL October 6, 2014

    The only artist winning as much money as true greats used to do 20 years ago thanks to music alone! Congrats. Music comes first, touring and deals are secondary when it comes to talent. If you are great performer great, but first gimme the music! (which most of nowadays mainstream artists lack, real music).

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