Kesha just received some support from the biggest star in the recording industry - Adele.

The British singer picked up the award for Best British Female Solo Artist at Wednesday night's BRIT Awards and dedicated her trophy to Kesha.

"To the other nominees, it's an honor to be standing amongst you. I'd like to thank my management and record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it," said Adele at the start of her speech.

The 27-year-old then got a bit choked up as she added; "And I would like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."


Adele is currently the biggest and most profitable artist signed to Sony, the same label that last week won a court battle against Kesha when she tried to leave their artist roster because she claims she was raped and drugged by producer Dr. Luke.

Kesha commented on the case Wednesday, saying in a letter to fans; "All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract - it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal.

"This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser."

This very public support from Adele might make Sony rethink their position, especially if they want to keep their biggest star.

Forbes reported last year that she had only signed to do three albums with Columbia Records, meaning that she has fulfilled her contract with the release of 25.

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Her sales are not only vital to that company's entertainment division, but also Sony Corporation, who saw a huge surge in their stock prices last month month thanks to the release of their quarterly earnings report which was greatly helped by the release of 25.

That album was cited as a big part of Sony's $3.3billion (US) gain in market value.

25 has sold close to 10million copies in the United States and over 25million worldwide while Adele's previous album 21 has sold over 15million copies in the US and over 30million worldwide.

2016 Brit Award Winners

British Female Solo Artist:


British Male Solo Artist: James Bay

International Group: Tame Impala

British Single: Adele - Hello
British Group: Coldplay

International Male Solo artist: Justin Bieber

British Breakthrough Act: Catfish and the Bottlemen

BRITs Global Success Award: Adele

International Female Solo Artist: Björk

British Artist Video Of The Year: One Direction - Drag Me Down
Mastercard British Album Of The Year: Adele - 25

- Daily Mail