The singer who goes only by the name Adele may be in the best place to conquer the Billboard Top 10 earners list for 2017. Adele only started touring in February. However, by the time she concludes her world tour this November, the Taylor Swift record 2016 earnings will only be a memory. To date, Adele’s album 25 has already sold 19 million copies as compared with Swift’s 7.2 million for 1989.
Adele only needs to take care of her concert earnings, as her record sales seem to be on auto-pilot. However, too much humor has of late put her in harm’s way after she called her idol, Beyoncé, Jesus Christ, according to the Christian Times.
“This has not been taken lightly by some of her fans. One said that while she loves Beyoncé, calling her Jesus Christ is simply unacceptable. Others reminded her that she should not worship any human. Several have called her idol worship disgusting and pathetic.”
If she apologizes for the mishap or people forget about her statement during the Copenhagen leg of her concert, her career earnings may yet go unscathed. Adele began her tour for her 25 album in February. She is currently still on the European leg of this world tour. During the summer, she will begin her North American tour and conclude with Mexico in November.
That is still quite a stretch, which gives her a lot of time to recover or otherwise do some damage control. She might want to consult her BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. In the entertainment industry, enduring friendships can make miracles happen. Another example is the Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez mutual BFF. Adele might also want to invoke Girl Power, and for that, she will need the assistance of Swift, who seems to know the mantra.
If Adele idolizes Beyoncé, she is in turn idolized by her BFF Jennifer Lawrence, who describes her as follows, reports Self.
“Her undeniable talent and beauty…Adele is a gift, an international treasure, but she’s also sweet, funny, intelligent and beautiful.”
Jennifer Lawrence was recently tasked with writing a tribute for her BFF for Adele’s inclusion in Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People. The Hunger Games actress just goes on and on.
Meanwhile, here’s the scoop on Adele’s non-stop adulation for Beyoncé, according to the Daily Mail.
“Beyoncé is the sickest artist around in the whole entire world. It’s unbelievable. I’ve been listening to her for 17 years, and she’s still making music that blows my mind.”
The funniest thing is no matter how much Adele idolizes Beyoncé, the English singer “still outsells her idol by a long shot.”
To illustrate, Beyoncé’s Lemonade album has only sold 450,000 copies thus far. More on this is from Bazaar.
“Adele’s career earnings totaled to $122 million, The Sunday Times revealed yesterday in its annual Rich List, which ranks Britain’s wealthiest people and families. The singer’s massive income includes the $50 million she raked in just his past year from her album sales and ongoing tour. She tops the Young Music Rich List of musicians aged 30 and under, for the fifth year in a row, trumping Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, and One Direction.”
Despite Adele’s record-breaking prowess, however, she is still a long shot from the male legends of the record industry, according to Bazaar.
“In the overall music rankings, Adele fell to the 30th slot behind legendary male musicians, such as the top three: Paul McCartney ($1.092 billion combined with his wife Nancy Shevell), Andrew Lloyd Weber ($1.027 billion) and U2 ($718 million combined).”
If such were the case, where do we place Madonna, who is considered the most successful musician in history, money-wise? With a net worth of $800 million, the “Material Girl” singer seems way out of the league of the top three legendary male musicians of all time. Apparently, as we dig deep into Adele’s earnings, we inadvertently uncover a whopping gender pay inequality in the music industry. This is definitely one matter that Jennifer Lawrence will not be happy about as far as her BFF Adele is concerned.
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