She is rolling in the dough...
Words by Victoria Fell
We are once again reminded that she is the queen of the music industry after it has been revealed that Adele earned over £16.5 million over the past year. To put that in an even vaguely relatable context, that means Adele earned £45,000. A DAY.
A source told The Sun, ‘The Adele success story just rumbles on and on. It’s an incredible amount of money, more than you’d think she’d ever need. And she has always been very careful with her earnings so there’s no chance she’ll waste any of it.’
They added: ‘It just proves that she’s one of the biggest stars, if not the biggest, in her industry.’
They’re not wrong. Adele’s latest album, 25, sold over 1.5 million in 2016, making it the biggest selling album of the year, as well as the fastest-selling album of all time. On top of this, her world tour made a staggering £11.5 million profit in just six months between 2015 and 2016 AND she beat the likes of Bieber and Beyoncé to claim the title of highest-paid Grammy nominee in 2017. In her own words, ‘Not bad for a girl from Tottenham!’
This might turn out to be the good news that Adele needs to finish her year after she had to pull out of the final two dates of her world tour in June. Adele told fans that she was ‘devastated’ to be unable to perform her Wembley dates through an emotional statement on social media, which finished: ‘I’m sorry. I love you I’m so sorry. Please forgive me x’. Later reports revealed that the extent of the damage to her vocal chords was so bad that Adele had to resort to communicating in sign language.
Despite this, whispers that Adele will play Nancy in a forthcoming remake of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, as well as a rumoured £20 million Las Vegas residency on the table, mean that she seems to be on the mend. Here’s hoping – at least she’s bound to get the best medical team money can buy.