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Adele Considering $40 Million Las Vegas Residency?

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If Adele follows the advice of Elton John, she could be headed for a big Las Vegas payday, and she won’t even have to fuss with a slot machine.

As the NME reports, picking up on a story published yesterday (Oct. 13) in the Sun, Adele has been offered a $40 million Vegas residency. The U.K. songstress has yet to confirm the story, but such deals are not uncommon in pop music, and artists ranging from Elvis to Britney Spears have signed on for lucrative, long-lasting Sin City engagements. John himself has made mountains of cash playing Caesars Palace, and he’s apparently urging Adele to follow him into the Nevada desert.

“Stacks of Las Vegas casinos are desperate to get Adele on billboards as a headliner in this town,” an inside source told the Sun. “The highest figure being touted is $40 million but it could be even higher. Elton’s been a really good friend to her and they’ve been Skypeing to share parental advice. But he is a businessman too, and has been telling Adele Vegas residency could secure a really good future for her family.”

No word on when the Vegas residency might begin, or how it might affect Adele’s eagerly awaited third album. The singer is said to have begun work on the follow-up to 2011’s mondo-selling ’21,’ but she’s yet to hint at when the music might surface. According to the NME, she’s also gearing up to portray Dusty Springfield in a film about the making of the pioneering British soul singer’s classic album ‘Dusty in Memphis.’

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