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Oh Adele, you tease.
Earlier this year, Adele sent a suggestive tweet that her new album would be released some time this year. "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x," she wrote back in May.
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.
In the meantime, thank goodness for Taylor Swift. (The New York Times)