Adele’s 2011 sophomore album 21 remains the highest-selling album of this decade (as well as being a really good album), and she may finally be ready to follow it up. Last year, she seemed to tease the impending release of a new album called 25 on Twitter, but then we learned that it wouldn’t be out until sometime in 2015 at the earliest. Well hey, look at that, it’s 2015 now. And Billboard reports that 25 is finally going to come out this fall.
According to Billboard, Adele’s label XL is planning to release 25 in November. Adele worked on the album with producer Danger Mouse. Max Martin, the mysterious Swedish man who seems to will hits into being, contributed a song. Tobias Jesso Jr. also wrote a song for the album, and OneRepublic frontman and veteran industry songwriter Ryan Tedder, who produced and co-wrote 21’s “Rumour Has It,” has also done some work on the LP. Sadly, Phil Collins does not.
UPDATE 9/23: Citing anonymous “insiders,” Hits Daily Double reports that the album will be out 11/20, with a lead single launching the first week of November. The report also incidates Adele has signed with NBC for four major TV appearances including Today, SNL, her own primetime special, and a fourth to be named (presumably The Tonight Show). And although this album finishes out Adele’s current contract with Sony/Columbia/XL, HDD’s sources say she has signed a new deal worth $50 million to stay with the company for future releases.