Adele's new album for 2019: All you need to know so far

16 October 2019, 15:23 | Updated: 16 October 2019, 15:26

Adele performing in Zurich in 2016
Adele performing in Zurich in 2016. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Adele has apparently started work on her fourth album (woop!).

It will be her first since 2015's massive 25, and fans everywhere are obviously excited.

But when will the album be released and what kind of thing can we expect this time?

A huge female singer is rumoured to be dropping by five of the biggest US talk shows this week, prompting many to believe this could be none other than Adele.

Here's all the latest info as and when we get it...

Adele's new album: When will it be released?

An insider previously told The Sun that Adele's fourth album will come out in time for Christmas in 2019.

It has been reported that Adele is planning to drop her comeback single on Friday, October 18, while the album will then be released in November.

However, there has not been any official confirmation yet.

Has Adele been in the studio yet?

Apparently, Adele has written a number of songs for her new album.

An insider told The Sun in June 2018: “She’s 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 April 2019, Adele confirmed that she and her husband Simon Konecki had split up.

A few days later, she hinted that a new album may be on the way, after posting a message celebrating her 31st birthday.

Reflecting on her 30th year, she wrote: “This is 31…thank f*****g god – 30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean in to it all.”

She added: “For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once,” before hinting that a new album – ’30’ – could be on the way soon as she joked: “’30’ will be a drum n bass record to spite you. Chin up, eh”.

What will the new Adele album be called?

Adele hasn't confirmed this yet, but she has previously said that 25 will be the last to be titled after her age at the time.

She also mentioned to James Corden in her January 2016 episode of Carpool Karaoke that her next album could be simply named Adele.

Her first three albums were named 19, 21 and 25, reflecting her age at the time of writing.

“This is the last album after my age,” she told Corden. “I believe in trilogies, yeah. The next one is just gonna be Adele.”

What else has Adele been doing since her last album?

Adele has largely stayed out of the spotlight since promoting her last album in 2015. 25 sold more than 22 million copies around the world.

After completing her tour in summer 2017, she said that she would take a break.

The biggest story to emerge in Adele's life has been her split from husband Simon Konecki, with the album thought to be about her recent heartache.

The ‘Someone Like You’ singer has apparently started a relationship with rapper Skepta.

She has been a high-profile supporter of the families affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, after it occurred less than a mile from her Kensington home.

She has been seen at a couple of memorial services, including joining families to sing 'Lean on Me' a year on from the disaster.

Adele has also celebrated her 30th birthday, including a Titanic-themed party.

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