Adele To Sign $130 Million Deal With Sony Music

Published: Monday 23rd May 2016 by David

Adele‘s relationship with Sony Music Entertainment continues to flourish…with help from $130 million seeds.


Good news below…

The label are said to have offered the performer a deal worth £90 million ($130 million) following the release of the sales magnet that is her latest studio album, ’25.’

A Sony rep told ‘The Sun’:

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.

The star was represented by her manager Jonathan Dickens during negotiations and celebrates the news after learning the label also holds the record for delivering the biggest recording contract in history.

To who?

Michael Jackson.

Following his death, the label signed a £164m deal ($250m) with his estate to secure his work and the ability to handle his posthumous releases.

Exciting times!


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  1. Maurice May 23, 2016

    Good for her. Her and Amy WInehouse really took ish to the next level as far as Briitsh music was concerned.
    It’s so rare for an artist to cash a $130 million check for a record deal these days. Last I remember Mariah did one in 2002 but they revoked it, before that Janet had one and so did Michael.

    All in all, good for you Adele.

    • Maurice May 23, 2016

      No shade, but with Beyonce having completed her contracted with Columbia, you guys think she can push for a deal like this?

      • The One May 23, 2016

        With the Money Beyoncè is making from touring, it wouldn’t be wise to accept such a deal. Beyoncè doesn’t need a record label at this point.

      • Credits May 23, 2016

        bey should go independent.

      • SMH May 23, 2016

        No, because labels are all about album sales, and she doesn’t sell albums the way Adele does.

      • cking May 23, 2016

        No. But Columbia did offer bey a three album deal . $10 million per album contract to convince her to stay with them. Since she’s one of Columbia’s biggest money maker. So if she does sign. Than she will have a $30 million contract. Bey original contract she signed with them was a $3 million six album deal contract. So either way she’s good.

    • ? May 23, 2016

      Bey will never

    • wrosy3 May 23, 2016

      This is good Adele is really a good investment she is a guarantee album seller her audience are grown people who are willing to buy her music go adele I’m sure the record company made that money times over with her last album

  2. HailBeysus May 23, 2016


  3. Credits May 23, 2016

    I bet A deal like this comes with a some sort of sacrifice. She won’t have any musical freedom.

    • IloveD May 23, 2016

      It does , didn’t you read it the label have all rights to her future music basically so she will have no right over her own music! With beyonce snow contract only beyonce has full rights hence why her contract isn’t this high

      • xedos May 23, 2016

        Rihanna has total control. She owns the masters to all her def jam music and she now has her own label

  4. Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 23, 2016

    U know if this was Beyonce or any other person..they would have been attacked for signing with DR LUKE’S label.

  5. IG : @mixedboy May 23, 2016


  6. #JACKIE May 23, 2016

    When will Beyawnce?

    • wrosy3 May 23, 2016

      Jackie go away you need a life

    • Girlbye May 23, 2016

      That shade of you asking when will Beyoncé when Beyoncé makes average a night what Ciara makes in months. Poor ci ci living off that residuals check

      • Ayyseify May 23, 2016

        Tea is its not even months it’s years lol Beyoncé first lemonade tour date > Ciara’s 3 year income all together

  7. RihNavy May 23, 2016

    May 23, 2016 at 9:44 am
    HailBeysus says:




    P.S. NOT, you dragging the @BurntEndsAndAshyRibTipsLiyahStan SOOOO severely the other day! I gagggeeddddT

    • #JACKIE May 23, 2016

      Shut the f*** up

      • Lukhas Stan May 23, 2016

        Hey Molly

  8. Dossome May 23, 2016

    No shade but many careers tend to go downhill after deals like this

  9. Lukhas Stan May 23, 2016

    *COMMENT DELETED* Unless you want to be exposed, I’d suggest you stop here before this gets all sorts of messy. This is your final warning-TGJ Staff

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  10. Thando May 23, 2016

    Oh my goodness. She’s set for life. She won’t even need a blockbluster just record release and spend the money. F*** life is unfair. Dammit. Anyway congrats.

  11. Alaskathunderfuck May 23, 2016

    *Comment deleted* Dear @ “What Now” aka “TheElusiveLamb”, we know it’s you trolling because your IP address is the same, just like how it was when you were faking being pregnant, isn’t that right, Elusive Lamb? I’d advise you to stop now-Sam

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  12. IloveD May 23, 2016

    She shouldn’t do it , cos she loses all the rights to her own music ! This is why I get beyonce for doing what beyonce is doing ! Bey now has all the rights to her music

    • brandon May 24, 2016

      No she doesn’t lol

  13. xedos May 23, 2016

    I hope she has sense to get total control of her Masters. that’s where the real money is. Look at Rihanna, she now owns the masters to all songs she did with Def Jam plus her own label. With her catalogue its money for life.
    That $130 mil don’t compare to what she would make if she owns the masters to all her songs.

  14. king May 23, 2016

    Even though I think she’s overrated. I got to give her congrats cause she deserves it. She has real talent and is a great performer

    • JoeJoe May 23, 2016

      The great performer part is a lie

  15. king May 23, 2016

    She must have signed a five or six album deal contract to get that type of money

  16. JoeJoe May 23, 2016

    Adele would be a fool to sign. People are already over her. She had 1 hit off this album and even though it sold 19 million copies worldwide it’s still 11 million less than her last album. She’s not a great touring act and her live performances are good sometimes. Trust me this $130 million dollar contract is gonna have her doing so much promo and touring and not just album sales. I don’t think she’s ready or even wants to do that. Has she not seen what Sony did to Mariah and Michael?

    • OMG Logic!!! May 23, 2016

      21 didn’t sell 30 million albums in 7 months idiot. It took around 2 years of steady sales to achieve that feat. 25 has more than enough time to sell another 11 million copies.

      • JoeJoe May 24, 2016

        Tell me where I said it sold 30 million in 7 months dumb ass b****

  17. © Centurion : : . May 23, 2016

    I wonder what Beyonce – former Sony flagship artist – will be getting since she has fulfilled her contract with Columbia record and released six albums. While she out here putting on a show and acting like she’s a business woman, Columbia is getting 85% of all her profits from Password entertainment or Pacman entertainment or whatever its called. She doesn’t even own a master’s of ownership of her records, either past or present, like Mariah, Madonna and Rihanna. It’s tragic really, but keep up with the circus act Bey! ?

  18. King Mark111 /.\ May 23, 2016

    I’m half and half. One side is NO, she’s one of the two artist that actually can sell. She writes, so going inde would be big money for her. But the other side is that she don’t sale just MP#, but physical music as well. You been a great distributor for that and Sony is one of the big 3. If she can sell 20 million again next time, that’s over 200 million from ONE album. Not even counting tours and singles sales, nor radio spins.

  19. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely May 24, 2016

    Good for her

  20. Justafan May 24, 2016

    This deal is coconuts!!!

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