Adele says her new album, ‘30,’ will be released on November 19

  • Her first single, ‘Easy on Me,’ drops on Friday
  • Previous hits like ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and ‘Hello’ have helped her albums rank among the 50 bestselling in music history
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Adele announced on Instagram that her “30” album will come out on November 19. A new single, ‘Easy on Me,’ is being released on Friday. Photo: AP

Six years since the release of her last album, Adele revealed on Wednesday that her new project, 30, will drop on November 19.

Her first single, Easy on Me, will be released on Friday.

The British singer, who went through a divorce in 2019, said in a lengthy Instagram post that after “throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil,” she is feeling better.

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“I’m ready to finally put this album out,” she wrote.

With hits like Rolling in the Deep and Hello, her previous two albums rank among the 50 biggest-selling in music history.

The disc 21 (she names her projects after the age she was while writing most of the music) was released in 2011 and has sold an estimated 31 million copies worldwide. The album 25 came out in 2015, and sold 22 million copies.

With streaming services like Spotify now dominant, there’s no way Adele or anyone will reach those sales figures again. Yet she is in a stratosphere of popularity that only someone like Taylor Swift can approach in the music business.

She is also been away for six years from a medium where tastes change from month to month.

In a recent interview with Vogue, Adele said “there isn’t a bombastic ‘Hello.’ But I don’t want another song like that. That song catapulted me in fame to another level that I don’t want to happen again.”

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Adele is now 33 years old, and she and her former husband, Simon Konecki, have a 9-year-old son.

Vogue describes Easy on Me as a “gut-wrenching plea of a piano ballad.”

“It’s sensitive for me, this record, just in how much I love it,” Adele told the magazine. “I always say that 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everyone else took it in their hearts so much. I’m not letting go of this one. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”

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