Update (9/24): Reliable reports about Adele's new album will not stop coming. After word from both Entertainment Weekly and Hits Daily Double, the New York Times has a source whispering that the follow-up to the world-winning 21 album is coming in November. Check it out:
"Columbia, Adele’s label in the United States, has not made any announcements about a new album and declined to comment. But a person with knowledge of the release plans, who spoke anonymously because the marketing plan is still secret, said the exact date was not certain but the release is confirmed for late November."
Read on for everything we've heard about Adele's third album. Which you will probably/definitely hear in less than two months. And if you're starving for the A, check out Sia's brand new song, "Alive," cowritten by Adele.
Update (9/23): Mark your calendars for November, Adele's comeback looks imminent.
Reliable music industry outlet Hits Daily Double reports that the powerhouse's new single will drop during the first or second week of November with the full-length slated for November 20. So, tell your friends, your parents, your grandparents and everyone else you know because literally the entire world is waiting for the follow-up to Adele's 21, which has sold more than 11.1 million copies stateside.
Feel free to take the news with a grain of salt until it comes from the diva's mouth, but do keep in mind that Hits Daily Double first reported that One Direction's new album would drop on November 13—which it indeed will—and both Adele and 1D are signed to Sony Music. Someone's got an insider over there.
HDD adds that you'll be seeing Adele a lot on NBC this fall with the singer booked for the Today Show, Saturday Night Live, a primetime special and one to-be-announced appearance that could possibly bethe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Clear your November, Adele's about to take over. Read on for other evidence that the soul diva is about to own fall.
Original Story (8/26): It truly feels like it has been an eternity since we were blessed by new Adele music. In her absence, we were given the gift of crooners like Sam Smith and, more recently, Charlie Puth, but it's truly the English chanteuse we miss so much.
In the corner of a cool Lady Gaga cover, EW teases its fall music preview. Who's in the headline? Prince, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, and none other than our lady Adele. Check it out in the upper left corner of the cover, below.
What do you think? Is it too good to be true? Are we actually about to get a sequel to 2011's insanely successful 21? Ruminate on that one for a minute and then learn all about the 40 baddest bitches in rock 'n' roll.
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