Adele will not release third album in 2014 despite rumours

The singer's label XL Recordings announced the news in a new financial report

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Fans eagerly anticipating Adele’s next album would do well not to hold their breath – because they will be waiting until at least next year. 

According to The New York Times, a statement from the singer’s label confirming the news was included in a new financial report. The statement from XL Recordings reportedly said: “There will not be a further new release by Adele during 2014 and consequently there will be a fall in XL’s turnover and profits.” 

The report is also said to have shown that XL made $15 million in net profit on almost $61 million in revenue in 2013.

In May Adele appeared to hint that she would soon release a new album. The pop star, who rarely tweets despite having 20 million followers, wrote on Twitter: “Bye bye 25…See you later again in the year.”

Adele’s previous albums 19 (2008) and 21 (2001) were named after her age at the time, leading to rumours that she would continue the trend with her third offering.


However, the latest news is perhaps unsurprising in light of Adele’s comments following her Grammy triumph in 2012.

“I am f***ing off for four or five years. If I am constantly working, my relationships fail,” she told US Vogue.

“So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy.”