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Adele tops Sunday Times Young Music Rich List

Adele tops the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List with a fortune of £30 million.

According to researchers, the singer made £10 million in the last year despite taking much of it off to recover from a throat operation and have a baby.

Adele is at the top of the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List with a £30m fortune. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Cheryl Cole is second in the list of music millionaires aged 30 and under with a fortune estimated at £14 million, while Leona Lewis and Katie Melua are just behind with £12 million.

New entries to the list include Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran who are each worth £5 million.

The top 10 richest music millionaires in Britain and Ireland

The top 10 richest music millionaires in Britain and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List are:

  • 1 - Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell - £680 million
  • 2 - Andrew Lloyd Webber - £620 million
  • 3 - U2 -£520 million
  • 4 - Sir Elton John - £240 million
  • 5 - David and Victoria Beckham - £200 million
  • 6 - Mick Jagger - £200 million
  • 7 - Michael Flatley - £191 million
  • 8 - Keith Richards - £185 million
  • 9 - Olivia and Dhani Harrison - £180 million
  • 10 - Sting - £180 million

The full list will be published on Sunday April 21.

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Adele tipped for Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

It could be the hottest gig of 2014 and Adele is tipped to make the list at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday celebrations.

Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Ball Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Pool via CNP/ Yui Mok/PA Wire

Although The Times (£) quotes Adele's PR team as denying the rumours the party, expected on 17th January next year, is already being tipped as "the biggest gig of 2014."

President Obama celebrated his 50th in 2011, surrounded by celebrities including, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder and Tom Hanks.

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Adele jokes about being cut off at last year's Brits

Adele Credit: Brit Awards / ITV

Adele has won Best British Single for her Bond theme Skyfall at the Brits.

She wasn't there to receive her award, but in a video she made a joke at the expense of last year's awards when her Best Album acceptance speech was cut short.

"Thank you so much for this Brit Award, sorry I can't be with you tonight. I'm in LA rehearsing for the Oscars.

"I won't keep you too long because I don't want to interrupt the Best Album speech at the end of the night....but, I love you all", the singer said.

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