Image: Adele Live Tour 2016, Genting Arena Birmingham; photographer, Egghead06; Wikimedia

Adele has personally confirmed her new album is due to drop in September. We reveal everything we know so far about its release date, name and what it might sound like.

Last updated: 17/02/2020 10:12

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When representatives confirmed that heartbreak songstress Adele split from her husband, Simon Konecki, fans started to speculate over a new album with eager anticipation.

In the weeks that followed, a news story broke that would heighten this hunch; a source revealed to The Sun that Adele has already began writing her fourth album.  

Back in 2011, Adele admitted to Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick, “When I’m happy, I ain’t writing songs, I’m out having a laugh.”

She joked, “If I ever get married, it’ll be ‘Darling, I need a divorce, it’s been three years, I’ve got a record to write!’”. Just four years after the release of ‘25’ and two years after wedding Konecki, these words (coincidently) rang true.

So, break-up anthems aside, what else can we expect from Adele’s next album? We give you the lowdown on what we know so far. Plus, we’ll keep you updated on the latest Adele news including, album release date, title, track list, tour dates and tickets.

What will the new Adele album sound like?

On 5th May 2019, in an Instagram post celebrating her birthday, Adele reflected on a difficult year, confessing to followers, ‘30 tried me so hard... 31 is going to be a big ol’ year and I’m going to spend it all on myself’.

This was her first public statement since splitting from Konecki.  To quash those ‘break-up album number four’ rumours, Adele teased fans that her next record would be ‘a drum n bass record to spite [them]’.

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This is 31...thank fucking god ? 30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean in to it all. No matter how long we’re here for life is constant and complicated at times. I’ve changed drastically in the last couple years and I’m still changing and that’s okay. 31 is going to be a big ol’ year and I’m going to spend it all on myself. For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once. Be kind to yourself people we’re only human, go slow, put your phone down and laugh out loud at every opportunity. Learning to REALLY truly love yourself is it, and I’ve only just realized that that is more than enough. I’ll learn to love you lot eventually ? Bunch of fucking savages, 30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you. Chin up eh ❤️

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While Adele is renowned for her incredible vocals, she’s been hiding another musical talent until late.

Recently, a video circulated of the global megastar impressively rapping a verse of Nicki Minaji’s ‘Monster’ at a party in LA.

This isn’t the first time Adele has unveiled her party trick, she also covered Minaj for Carpool Karaoke with James Cordon in 2016.

After the clip went viral, Adele was praised by Minaj herself who called her a “mad ratchet”. Maybe album four could see Adele spit some bars?

Where is the album being recorded?

Back in 2018, an insider for The Sun let slip that Adele has already written a number of songs for her new album.

They also disclosed information that Adele is “...back in the UK and intends to write here. A number of studio musicians have been approached to work with her and she’s already penned some of the songs.”

In an article published on 28th March, Adele was reportedly spotted and photographed heading into a recording studio in NYC. However, no official statements have been made regarding the recording locations for Adele’s next studio album.

When will Adele’s next album be released?

The global mega star recently revealed her fourth studio album is due to be released in September 2020. Adele herself confirmed the news at a friend's wedding party, where she announced mid karaoke: "Expect my album in September".

How does Adele name albums? What will the new album be called?

In Adele’s Instagram post from 5th May 2019, she bantered with fans that her fourth record will be called ‘30’.

The singer-songwriter is known for the predictable approach to titling albums, naming all three (‘19’, ‘21’ and ‘25’) after the age she was when writing them.

On James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke three years earlier, she revealed that she was going to break that tradition. She told Cordon, “I believe in trilogies, yeah. The next one is just gonna be Adele.”

How many albums has Adele sold?

Adele has achieved phenomenal global success since her debut album was released in 2008.

‘19’ is certified eight times platinum in the UK and three times in the US. In its first week, Adele’s debut sold over 73,000 copies. Now ‘19’ has sold over 2.35 million copies despite spending only a week at number one.

‘19’s’ follow up, ‘21’ was released in 2011 and scored Adele her first number one single, following her iconic and emotional performance of ‘Someone Like You’ at the BRIT Awards.

Her second album also went straight in at number one with 208,000 sales. It only took six weeks to hit two million sales and 57 to hit four million. Currently, sales of ‘21’ are at 4.97 million, making it the biggest selling album of 2011 and 2013.

In December 2015, Adele released her third album ‘25’, which immediately charted at number one. One month after its release, ‘25’ became the biggest selling album of 2015, selling 2.1 million that year.

‘25’ was also the biggest selling album of 2016. and the fastest album to sell one million copies, selling in just 10 days. ‘25’ climbed up to a total of three million sales in seven months.

What's Adele's net worth?

Adele was included in Forbes’ list of Celebrity 100 Earnings, coming in at No. 18 as she brought in $69 million in 2017.

That year, her estimated net worth was around $135 million by The Richest. Adele’s net worth continued to grow even without releasing music or touring pre-2015.

By 2018, she was worth £140 million, which has solely come from music sales and touring, as Adele has never made endorsement deal.

How many Grammy’s does Adele have?

Adele has won a whopping grand total of fifteen Grammy Awards. In 2012, she became the second female artist to win six awards in one night.

She is only the second artist, behind Christopher Cross, to have won Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year throughout her career.

Adele has also won Grammy’s for singles, ‘Chasing Pavements’, ‘Hometown Glory’, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, ‘Someone Like You’, ‘Set Fire to the Rain’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Hello’. She’s also won them for her albums ‘21’ and ‘25’.

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