Adele (Reportedly) Signs Biggest Record Deal in History

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According to The Guardian, Adele has switched from independent record label XL in favor of Sony, to the tune of $90 million.

If paid out in full, it will be the biggest record deal in history.

And Adele is worth every penny. The 28-year-old was the best-selling artist in the world in 2015 after dropping 25 in November. To date, that album has generated $35 million in sales. In the US, the album claimed the largest single-week sales for an album since records began in 1991.

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Sources are guessing the deal is likely for three albums.

Fans will remember Adele’s public criticism of Kesha’s record label earlier this year at the Brit Awards– Sony.