Adele is set to generate ‘$100million for her appearance with Oprah Winfrey’ – with James Corden’s production company also ‘taking a cut’
Adele is reportedly set to generate $100million for her appearance with world-famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
The global superstar, 33, is a mere six days away from releasing her long-awaited fourth album, 30, yet is proving that music is not the only way to rake in the cash.
Adele’s One Night Only interview with the 67-year-old airs on American channel CBS on Sunday evening and the show, made by James Corden’s company Fulwell 73, has completed a revenue share deal to be syndicated around the world.
Deal: Adele is set to generate ‘$100million for her appearance with Oprah Winfrey’ – a two-hour special that will feature her first new material in six years (airing Sunday 13 November on American channel CBS)
According to reports in The Mirror, the CBS show could generate more than $100million (over £74million) with Corden’s firm expected to take a cut.
The two-hour special will feature the pop songstress’ first new material in six years, with an insider claiming CBS has paid ‘at least $5million, but perhaps as much as $7million’ to debut the interview.
‘Technically, she may say the interview is free, but her song performances in the show are performance payments. TV networks across the world are shelling out significant sums for their regions and it will mean millions coming into the coffers,’ a source told the publication.
Pals: According to reports in The Mirror, Adele: One Night Only could generate more than $100million (over £74million) with James Corden’s (pictured in 2016) firm expected to take a cut
The source continued: ‘The fees for syndication could be over $100million total. For Adele, it’s a simply fantastic piece of business – you promote your new record and take home a nice little earner on top.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Adele and James for comment.
Actor-turned-presenter James, 43, owns Fulwell 73 with five other people and the company also produced An Audience With Adele, which will air on ITV on November 21.
For the special across the pond, the Easy On Me hitmaker spoke to Oprah at her Montecito home – the same venue where the producer quizzed Harry and Meghan in March.
Chat: For the special across the pond, the Easy On Me hitmaker spoke to Oprah at her Montecito home – the same venue where the producer quizzed Harry and Meghan in March.
That eagerly anticipated interview became the forefront of bidding wars between broadcasters, amounting to tens of millions of dollars – and was syndicated to 70 countries.
In a sneak peek of the upcoming interview, Adele revealed that adjusting to being a single parent and her divorce was a ‘process’ and ‘exhausting.’
Adele will discuss her split from Simon Konecki and the impact it had on their son Angelo, 9.
Star: Actor-turned-presenter James, 43, owns Fulwell 73 with five other people and the company also produced An Audience With Adele, which will air on ITV on November 21
In the teaser clip released on Friday, the star went into detail about what inspired the lyrics for her new song Hold On.
The track’s verse goes as follows: ‘I am such a mess, the harder that I try, I regress, I’m my own worst enemy, right now I truly hate being me.
‘Everyday feels like the road I’m on might just open up and swallow me whole. How do I feel so mighty small when I struggle to feel at all…’
Asking her about the inspiration for the emotional tune, Oprah, 67, pried: ‘Another new song on the album is titled Hold On, the lyrics of this song are so brutally honest, it sounds like you were in the dark, dark, dark hours there.
‘Girl you can write! So what was going on there what was happening?’
Divorce: Adele has previously confirmed that her upcoming album 30, set for release on November 19, is heavily inspired by her 2019 divorce from ex Simon (pictured in 2013)
Adele responded: ‘Oh thank you. My friends would always say ‘hold on’ when I felt like those lyrics in the verse. It was just exhausting trying to keep going with it.
‘It’s a process the divorce, the process of being a single parent, the process of not seeing your child every single day wasn’t really the plan that I had when I became a mum.
‘The process of arriving for yourself every single day, the process of turning up for yourself every single day and still running a home, running a business.’
She added: ‘So many people will know what I’m talking about and I juggle those things as well and I just sometimes felt like not doing it anymore.
‘And also trying to move forward but with intention, not just trying to get out of it for no reason. It made my feet hurt, walking through all that concrete!’
Coming up: The two-hour special will feature the pop songstress’ first new material in six years
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