Report: Adele’s New Album Will Not Be Released This Year

Published: Thursday 9th Oct 2014 by Sam

Has Christmas come early for chart acts not named Adele?

It certainly appears so following an interesting new report by the New York Times.

Details below…

The Brit-belter, whose blockbuster album ’21’ dominated global tally’s during each of the three years that followed its 2011 release, has been working diligently on its follow-up with the likes of Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder.

And while many industry sources had been convinced that the hotly anticipated set would arrive at retail this quarter, the New York Times have published a story strongly suggesting otherwise. A story rooting its truth in a new financial report from the diva’s label XL Recordings.

Via NYT:

The most definitive statement so far about Adele’s plans is in the latest annual financial report by Adele’s label, XL Recordings, which was filed on Thursday with regulators in Britain, where the company is based. Buried alongside the news that XL — whose other acts include Vampire Weekend and the xx — made $15 million in net profit on almost $61 million in revenue in 2013, was the following sentence:

“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.”

While growing hotter as a number of notable releases loom, Q4 of 2014 has been in great need of a triple A album roll-out that boasts the all-out support of the major label machine. An Adele LP would have brought exactly that.

Here’s hoping it’s an elaborate rouse. Although, we could see how a Grammy 2015 launch-pad for the project would make ample sense.

Needless to say, many an artist is likely breathing a sigh of relief. Who knows, perhaps we’ll finally get that album Rihanna has been so scared to release.

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  1. Valerie October 9, 2014

    Lol. Just when Rihfund thought 2015 was safe.

    • Mark111 October 9, 2014

      But Rihanna dropped two albums during the 21 extra pounds era.

      • Valerie October 9, 2014

        Who cares. She cant afford to flop this time around and she knows it.

      • Slay_Hive October 9, 2014

        Beyonce only dropped one album in the 21 era, and it was the best selling R&B album of that year. Rihanna’s albums are pop, and she’s released two albums since then. Does WFL ring a bell.

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  2. Memo October 9, 2014

    Biased b******. If Rihanna releases back-to-back albums, she’s oversaturating her image, if she doesn’t, she’s scared. I would’ve love to see Beyoncé flopping to Adele, so you would STFU.

    • RiC October 9, 2014

      what does beyonce have to do with this? oh yes Beyonce is ALWAYS brought up… i wonder why? it actually really annoying

  3. LB October 9, 2014

    “Needless to say, many an artist is likely breathing a sigh of relief. Who knows, perhaps we’ll finally get that album Rihanna has been so scared to release.

    Sam…wait, who wrote this article…yes Sam, we’ve already been through this. Remember, WAITS UNTIL DECEMBER TO MAKE SURE NO R8, AND CONVENIENTLY NO COMPETITION AND DROPS an album. Let that sink in.

    • Memo October 9, 2014

      Floponcé, anyone?

    • Valerie October 9, 2014

      Lmao are you serious. All the females released around the same time and she OUTSOLD them all. Try again.

    • BossB*tchBeyonce October 9, 2014

      Britney Spears? Gaga? Katy? didnt all of them release within 2 months of Beyonce? Well I guess technically speaking they really arent competition for beyonce!

      • LB October 9, 2014

        Who was releasing an album in the same week Beyonce released? I’ll wait…

      • Sass October 9, 2014

        Why does it have to be the same week? None of the pop girls released the same week. There was still competition

      • Sass October 9, 2014

        I didn’t realise competition only lasted for one week.

  4. Fancy BISH October 9, 2014

    Wigs and lacefronts are rejoicing everywhere! lol They remain intact…..for now 😉

  5. NOLIES October 9, 2014

    IMO this is good for her brand. I’ve been saying she should release her album (mainly because it will probably be about love) in February/ March. This is so she can show show she is not depending on holiday season sales for another diamond album.
    IMO the album schedule should be Wayne, then Taylor, then 1D, then Rihanna. Also, a few re-releases should come available at this time, because a lot of albums (like MIAMTEC, Aquarius, Souled Out, and etc) have been slept on.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 9, 2014

      You are forgetting other names from other genres.

  6. Beysus October 9, 2014

    This year or next, Rihanna still suffers…

    • LB October 9, 2014

      And Beyonce? She had the whole year to herself and her sales are still…meh

      And at least Adele can sell both singles and albums, in the meantime, Beyonce???…

      • Beysus October 9, 2014

        Can anyone apart from Bey and Adele sell both??? The New Classic??? My Everything??? GLASSHEART???

      • leonabum October 9, 2014

        Glassheart is the most underrated album evah!!

    • Molly October 9, 2014

      Yall acting like bey is outselling Pigdele

      • Beysus October 9, 2014

        Shut up b****…

      • Unbiased October 9, 2014

        Beyonce is in her own lane, and so is Adele. Beyonce topped the forbes list this year earning 115 million, which is more than you faves Net Worth. Let’s not forget having two tours gross over 100 million in a year.

      • mingxxx October 9, 2014


        all that said.. and thief beyonce 5th flop album sales are still just ooooo.k especially in the US

  7. JOHNVIDAL October 9, 2014

    Ohhh!!!! I wanted her to destroy the mediocrity on the charts this Fall. I needed it like NOW. Mediocrity is coming with Taylor Swift and others. Girl why do you do this to us? LOL She may not be on a true greats level but she´s definitely the best thing in mainstream big names right now.

  8. Molly October 9, 2014

    Who is really hyped over a new Adele album tho? like her music is boring and depressing next?

    • Skyfall October 9, 2014

      The 25+ million people who bought 21 and the 7+ people who bought 19.
      The real question is who is hype of Iggys rerelease considering no one was hype for the original as it is internationally uncertified.

  9. Cake like Lady GaGa October 9, 2014

    I don’t think anyone is checking for Adele

    • AzzieB October 14, 2014

      No one’s checking for Gaga either, sweetheart.

  10. Mark111 October 9, 2014

    So the fake stans can step off the bandwagon, it’s seems like it’s noting moving til 2015.

  11. Unbiased October 9, 2014

    I’m not understanding the whole Beyonce had no competition, she released around the same time Katy and Gaga did. She just did better. Well, I hope Adele hurries up, I miss her. Can’t wait to see how much she has grown.

    • Valerie October 9, 2014

      They have no logic in most of their ‘reads’ hun. Its already been established.

  12. BossB*tchBeyonce October 9, 2014

    Rih child you better take advantage & hurry up & release.

  13. Unbiased October 9, 2014

    Don’t Adele she is outselling everyone in this current generation.

    • RiC October 9, 2014

      Cuz adele can sell to old white people who have money to spend…

  14. BossB*tchBeyonce October 9, 2014


    The irony of a #R****** talking about waits for no competition meanwhile your fave forever clings to black friday.!

    • LB October 9, 2014

      My fav always releases even with competition. Remember when she outsold 4 not once, but twice to the point that Beyonce had to wait until December to make sure MY FAV is not releasing?

      • BossB*tchBeyonce October 9, 2014

        “Remember when she outsold 4 not once, but twice” remember when Beyonce has not one not two but three albums that has outsold rihforeheads bestselling album? “My fav always releases even with competition” & so does mine. released 4 smack in the middle of era of 21.! “Beyonce had to wait until December to make sure MY FAV is not releasing?” Nope Beyonce sticked to her pattern of releasing albums every other calendar year. Now exit my reply section, stop trying to analyze why beyonce released her album when she did, and focus on counting down the days till november! After all R8 was just given the green light!!

  15. RICHIE_RICH October 9, 2014

    Well Rihanna you’re in the clear!!!!!! Not Really

    • Slay_Hive October 9, 2014

      LOL You know Rihanna avoided releasing around the same time as all of the pop girls. Too much competition and she would have been compared to Bey.

      • RICHIE_RICH October 9, 2014

        Hun, I know all about it. Last 3 albums str8 she released in Nov or Dec. The competition was to much for her. Gaga, Katy , Miley, Britney and Queen Beyonce. Who came out on top? Queen Beyonce’

      • Johnisha October 9, 2014

        Gaga flopped. Miley underperformed. Katy did ok. Britney SUPER DUPER ULTRA UBER flopped. Rihanna was supposed to release HOME soundtrack in November but the movie was pushed back till next spring so that threw her off! I love how y’all are checking for Queen Rih!!!

  16. Slay_Hive October 9, 2014

    She needs another hit like “Rolling in the Deep” or her album sales won’t be as impressive as 21

    • JOHNVIDAL October 9, 2014

      It obviously won´t be as impressive, it´s f****** impossible, but it´ll sure be way bigger than any other artist´s sales, including your fav and everybody.

      • Slay_Hive October 9, 2014

        How do you know it will sell better? I don’t think too many people are checking for Adele’s music. Rolling in the Deep is what helped her. She has to work extra hard to find that hit. I’m sure she will slay in the U.K. but not too sure about the U.S.

      • Johnisha October 9, 2014

        Adele’s singles alone outsold Beyonces discography lol

  17. Slay_Hive October 9, 2014

    DEATH @ this fool saying Beyonce waited til December to release her album because Rihanna is competition…. 😀 😀 😀

    That’s a lie, Bey had PLENTY of competition. GAGS, Miley, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry.

    Rihanna avoid releasing her album around the same as Beyonce’s kii. After releasing every year she decides to wait til all the competition is gone. Rihanna is pathetic for that. LOOOOL

  18. Sass October 9, 2014

    Chile I didnt realize ‘competition’ only lasted 1 week. #NavyLogic

  19. LB October 9, 2014

    Oh you’re all still seething over my comment?

    • Sass October 9, 2014

      Chile everyones just clocking your stupidity today

  20. Sass October 9, 2014

    It will be interesting to see how Adele does and how this will reflect on her career longevity. Good luck to her.

  21. let’s be real October 9, 2014

    if Rihanna releases anything in the next few weeks,we all know why

  22. Skyfall October 9, 2014

    Death, Everyone knows I love Adele since 2009 but Rihanna’s album would of been fine as both Loud, TTT, & Unapologetic all did album sales rise and record sales rise. Rihanna also got #1s in the 21 era so Adele is not a threat to Rihanna.

  23. FutureCIARA October 9, 2014

    WELP! No hope left for 2014…

  24. girlbye October 9, 2014

    But we already seen adele against beyonce with 4closure. Her lame excuse at trying to recreate 21 with tired throwback tracks.rihanna did nothing for q whole year and still relevant! Bravo!

  25. Rihboy October 9, 2014

    But bet against adele is any better?! Kii! First I wouldn’t even put bey or Rih against adele because they all have different target audiences! Moreover they both can’t see adele. Coming from a Rih stan!!! The hives are so full of themselves its funny!!! Adele had nothing to do with Rih and her fans, nor bey and her fans. But the hive don’t get it lls. Ultimately the way the music era is going I doubt anyone is going for that rolling i. The deep/someone like you sound anymore!!! R8 is rumored to be a full on urban attack! Nobody in that category will be relevant once it drops. Period. It’s a given.

  26. Rihboy October 9, 2014

    Teyanna Taylor’s floppy attempt to become the urban princess has failed, tinashe has come close, ciara never made it pass round 1. I mean why continue the self drag on a daily basis?

  27. Slayretha Franklin October 9, 2014

    You guys actually believe this? I think its a PR move, there will definitely be a surprise drop in 2014.

  28. Slayretha Franklin October 9, 2014

    There is room for Rihanna and Adele. Two different markets. Adele’s being much larger of course.

  29. Johnisha October 9, 2014

    Rihanna’s soundtrack for HOME was supposed to be released in November but it was pushed back to next spring!!! That threw her off!!

  30. SHANIQUA October 9, 2014

    Can’t wait for ya’ll calling adele’s a flop if she can’t outsold her previous album with this new one. Ya’ll just having such a huge expectation, Look at Gaga. She’s bombarding everyone in her early career then people are having a massive expectation everytime she put out something and when she can’t out do herself ya’ll calling her flop eventhough she sold as much as anyone else. I can see this happen to adele. Just wait.

  31. mingxxx October 9, 2014

    Rhianna scared…B.S her and Adele are 2 different artists @sshole

  32. ADELE co. October 10, 2014

    Someone said they’d heard this news last week in the comments section of another post. Who was it? I’d like to speak to them if possible

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