One Republic’s frontman Ryan Tedder recently spoke with MSN Music to say he’d written songs with Adele for her next album, and reports that she’s “sounding better than ever”. Fans and critics are going to have to wait awhile longer for the singer-songwriter’s third studio album, as a release date is yet to be determined, but since their previous collaborations spawned the songs “Turning Tables” and “Rumour Has It“, it’s definitely something to look forward to.
With the success of her first release, 2008’s 19, which catapulted the then 20-year old into the spotlight (winning two Grammys at the 2009 awards), fan hopes of a second stellar album were met in 2011 with the release of 21. This release earned her six Grammy awards, two Brits and three American Music Awards, as well as others the following year.
She has been busy since then – her theme song for the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall starring Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and Rory Kinnear, won her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 2013.
Adele is also the mother of an eighteen-month old boy, so, she likely has her hands quite full without adding the pressure of a new album.
As Tedder put it succinctly, “When you sell 30 million albums, on one album, she can do whatever the hell she wants to do until forever.” Wikipedia, however, would disagree on those numbers, saying 19 has sold 7 million copies worldwide and 21 has sold in excess of 26 million worldwide. Even so, those are significant numbers. Adele’s publicist, Paul Moss, offers a little solace to the 25-year-old’s fan base, having tweeted back in early January of this year: “2014 going to be a good year for UK Music, Sande, ED Sheeran, Adele and Paolo Nutini are releasing ths year”. If that does indeed hold true, with 9 months left in 2014, the next CD would make one dynamite stocking stuffer, wouldn’t you agree?
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