ARE THEY WORTH ALL THAT CASH?

JANET JACKSON'S RECORD-BREAKING $80 MILLION CONTRACT COULD SET OFF A NEW WAVE OF POP-MUSIC MEGADEALS

AS MICHAEL JACKSON AND HIS WIFE Lisa Marie Presley began divorce proceedings last week, his little sister Janet Jackson was renewing her vows in a very big way. Janet's bond, however, was not to a man, but to a company. Virgin Records had just signed her to a new record contract that could be worth as much as $80 million and is, by some accounts, the most lucrative record deal in history. Questions remain about the pre-nups to this corporate marriage. Did she get what she wanted? Was this megadeal a strategic coup for Virgin? Then there's this expensive issue: What...

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