Rolling in the deep no more, Adele has become one of the world’s most celebrated female artists.
With the release of “21” in 2011, Adele became the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles – “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain” – simultaneously in the top 10.
The Grammy Award-winning “21” would go on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide.
For the past two years, the British songstress has teased fans about new material, but ultimately left their ears wanting. Rumors hit a fever-pitch earlier this year when, on the day before her 26th birthday, Adele tweeted “Bye bye 25… See you again later in the year,” hinting at the potential release of an album titled “26”.
Alas, no such album came … yet.
As we head into 2015, it is a virtual certainty that we will see a new release from Adele in the next calendar year. While we don’t know when it will come out or what it will be called, what we do know is that she’s allegedly experiencing trouble in her romance with boyfriend Simon Konecki. This strife could be good news for fans, as “21” was famously written out of heartache.
For the time being, though, fans can do nothing but sit, wait, and wish for a new release (otherwise known as the “Jack Johnson Approach“). While we can’t speed up the singer’s creative process, we can offer a distraction in the form of odds on Adele’s next album.
Odds on Adele’s Next Album:
Odds that the new album will outsell “21”: 15/1
Odds that the new album will top the U.S. Billboard and/or iTunes album charts in its opening week: 1/12
Over/under on how many weeks the new album will top the U.S. Billboard and/or iTunes album charts: 2.5
Over/under on how many singles from the new album will reach No. 1: 2.5
Odds that the new album will be called:
- “25”: 4/1
- “26”: 6/1
(Photo credit: Niko D from Sammamish, WA, USA (Adele – Seattle, WA – 8/12/2011) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Photo has been cropped.)
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