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30 April 2015, 10:06 | Updated: 30 April 2015, 10:15
The release of Adele's hugely anticipated follow-up album to 21 could be delayed until September.
A music source told gigwise.com that the Grammy Award-winning artist's next LP will arrive four and a half years after her last hit album 21: "The album is currently scheduled for release in September. The most recent plan was for it to hit shops before the summer but that's now been scrapped. Adele's taking her time to make sure the album is perfect and doesn't want to compromise."
Statements around the post-summer release were also made to Music Business Worldwide earlier this year with a source saying: "Logically, there's now almost no chance" of the album being ready before "the second half of 2015."
The Skyfall-singer sparked speculation that her album would be released last year with a tweet on her 26th birthday. Her record label had to confirm later on in the year that there would be no new material from the artist in 2014.
Adele has already worked with a number of artists on the new album, including including Damon Albarn, Ryan Tedder and Phil Collins, but it has been claimed that no producer has been confirmed.
The star, who took a break from music after having her son Angelo with her partner Simon Konecki, is reported to be the biggest selling artist of the millennium to date. Her last album, 21, spent 23 weeks at the top of the UK album charts and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Watch Adele's music video of 'Rolling In The Deep' below: