ADELE is to sign a £90million record deal — the biggest ever handed to a British musician.
The 28-year-old Skyfall singer’s Sony Music contract tops the £80million EMI paid Robbie Williams in 2002.
It is also the most valuable for a woman, eclipsing Whitney Houston’s £70million from Arista in 2001.
Last night a source at Sony said: “We’ve secured Adele, who’s without doubt the biggest music star in a generation. This is massive.”
The 28-year-old Skyfall singer — who is set to sign the giant Sony Music contract in the coming weeks — is already worth £85million, according to this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.
But that will rocket when the Grammy winner puts pen to paper.
A source at Sony said last night: “We have secured the biggest music star in a generation. This is massive.
“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 £90million and gives Sony the rights to release her future music exclusively around the world.”