Rumor has it Adele will release new music soon...finally...after more than four years.
The 27-year-old notoriously private "Rolling in the Deep" singer last released an album in 2011, the Grammy-winning "21," which had followed her debut major record, "19." Billboard is reporting that her record label, XL Recordings, plans to release her third album this November. Her rep had no comment.
In May 2014, before her 26th birthday, Adele posted a makeup-free selfie, saying, "Bye bye 25 ... See you again later in the year x," prompting fans to speculate that she planned to release a new album during the next few months titled "25," continuing the tradition of naming her records after years of her life.
In a October 2014, an annual financial report by her record label stated there would be no new release by Adele that year.
In 2012, more than a year after the release of 21, which dealt with heartbreak, Adele and longtime boyfriend Simon Konecki welcomed their first child together, son Angelo, who is now 2 and a half.
Pharrell Williams, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, Danger Mouse and Max Martin are among the artists and songwriters who have worked with the singer on her new album, Billboard reported.
"I've seen her recently," Williams told Ryan Seacrest at Cannes Lions this past June, according to MTV U.K. "She's kinda like, 'OK guys, I'm gonna open my diary for 20 minutes'. So it's like, OK, you have 20 minutes, or 32 minutes really...Then she gives it to you and closes it up and disappears, and she's off with her beautiful boy–and that's what it's all about."
What will Adele's new album sound like? While there is no confirmation from the singer's rep or record company, pop star Kelly Clarkson told The Wall Street Journal in May that she heard the singer "is doing something more country influenced."
Pop crooner Ed Sheeran also offered a tiny hint about Adele's new music, although it's kind of expected: "I haven't heard [the record], but everyone I know who've worked on it is just like, 'Dude... that record!'" he told the U.K.'s Capital FM Radio recently. "Apparently it's really good!"