Two Adele albums have earned fresh positions on the UK Albums Chart as anticipation of her next studio album intensifies.
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The singer/songwriter has spent the years following the release of her last record raising her son, finalising her separation from her now ex-husband and using her voice to celebrate black musicians and creatives.
This Saturday I’m singing #MeltMyHeartToStone by the phenomenal @Adele. I grew up in awe of her songs and voice, carving a space for authentic female voices 🙏🏾 #AmahlaSings #Adele pic.twitter.com/0vCeAONmQx
— Amahla (@Amahlamusic) July 4, 2020
The last month has brought with it several reports that her next record is on the way and a report which claims it will be feature material created with Raphael Saadiq and John Legend.
The excitement surrounding the album inspired many music lovers to revisit her material on streaming platforms. The sum of their fresh support? New entries on the Official Albums Chart’s Top 50.
Last Friday, ’25’ made its way back into the tally and claimed the #48 spot as ’21’ landed at #45…275 weeks after its chart debut.
Adele loves black music so much, and she is so respectful. Whoever raised her knew what they were doing. My sis grew up to Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, and Gabrielle.
— 🤴🏾Genesis(pls check pinned)👸🏾 (@GENDRO1D) May 11, 2020
Also fuelling the renewed interest in the Londoner’s work are conversations surrounding her relationship with Black music and the feeling, amongst some members of the music purchasing community, that her work falls under the cultural appreciation (and not appropriation) umbrella.
White British rockers give more credit to black music than I’ve ever seen American ones do (Beatles, Bowie, Adele, Amy Winehouse…) they always point it out and I love them for it. https://t.co/VlUo4Kkm40
— abi (@awkwardbrowngrl) May 10, 2020
The music that Adele makes is Black music. Its a form of soul music.
— Mr Mpisekaya (@S_FND0) April 21, 2020
Even Adele is locked into Erykah Badu v Jill Scott my sis knows her stuff
— gaza (very) slim 🧚🏾♀️ (@tsarinarih) May 10, 2020
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