Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Adele Cost Sony $67K When She Appeared on 2013 Golden Globes for “Skyfall”


It’s a good thing Adele is making so much money for Sony Music now.

Two years ago, she cost Sony over $67,000 when appeared on the 2013 Golden Globes.

The invoice for the trip turned up in the Wikileaks Sony email hack a few months ago.

Plane for Adele and a companion came to $37,000. Another fare, also roundtrip, for someone from her management office was almost $14,000. There was another $11,000 on hotels. Almost $5,000 was spent on something called “Heathrow VIP.” Plus sundries the total came to $67,638.88.

Mind you, this was well before Adele turned into the sales tsunami she is today. Still, at the time, her “21” album had already sold in the millions.

Also, remember that Adele didn’t actually sing “Skyfall” on the show. She did win, so that was good. She said in her acceptance speech that she and a friend named Ida were “on a night out.” An expensive one!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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