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Oh Adele, you tease.
Well, the year is almost over and still no album. And, according to a new financial report released by her label, XL, we won't be hearing new music from Adele until at least next year.
“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,” read a line in the report, which was buried among far better news like the $15 million in net profit the label turned in 2013. Anyone hoping that this is just an elaborate misdirection before a Beyoncé-style, surprise album drop...don't. According to The New York Times, this financial report is legit.
Not only is this bad news for the Adele nation, but it's a bummer for the entire record industry. After her last album sold 25 million copies worldwide, Adele has become one of the surest things for a struggling industry in dire need of a savior.