Sorry Adele fans, we’ll be waiting a bit longer for that new album

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We’ve got some sad news for Adele fans who were ready to plug into album number four.

Adele released her last album, 25, way back in 2015. The record, which featured hits including Hello, Send My Love (To Your New Lover) and When We Were Young, went on to win big at the Grammys. We’ve been patiently waiting for the artist’s next offering for five long years ever since.

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Earlier this year, it was reported that Adele announced at a friend’s wedding that her fourth studio album will be out on 4 September 2020. It came a few months after she posted a photograph of herself on Instagram, captioning it with details on what a hard year she had experienced. “30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you,” she ended the post with. Was this a joke? We don’t know.

But it’s now been announced that album four, 30, will not be coming in September.

Adele’s manager, Jonathan Dickins, has told Music Week magazine: “It isn’t coming in September, it’ll be ready when it’s ready. 

“We’re all in the same boat, you’re doing stuff and then all of a sudden, the world stops. It’ll come when it’s ready. I can’t put a date on that yet. We have music, but we’re still working.”

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Knowing that the new album is going to be worth the wait, we’re prepared to hang on a bit longer. In the meantime, Adele’s Glastonbury 2016 performance is being aired as part of the BBC’S Glastonbury Experience this weekend.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…