After conquering the world four years ago with her record-breaking album ‘21‘ Adele is here to do it again. Early last week Adele teased a new song during the promotional run of on the season of ‘X Factor‘. Today, the aforementioned track titled ‘Hello‘ has sent to pop and adult contemporary radio. The track features Adele’s famous power-house vocals, however the vibe of the track is very different than any of her past work, she more self-reflective, and there’s a new eerie vibe all-together. Not only did the star send the track to radio, it’s also been released digitally and has a brand new video — check it out below!
Yesterday the star announced the release date for Hello‘s parent album. 25, is the name of the new record, and it’s headed for a worldwide release on November 20th.
Adele’s Reps shared the tracklist with Billboard, which you can find below.
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion
When asked how ‘25‘ would differ from her previous album ‘21‘ she responded in an online letter saying, “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record. I’m making up with myself. I’m making up for lost time.” The lead single ‘Hello’ both lyrically and sonic-ally lives up to this statement.
In honor of ‘25‘, lets look back at the accolades the star racked up with her last albums ‘21‘
‘21‘ debuted at No. 1 with 352,000 copies sold. The album went on to spend 24 non-consective weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 — which is more weeks than any female artist has occupied the top spot with one album.
The album went on to sell 11.2M units in the U.S., and was the best-selling album of both 2011 and 2012 — becoming the only album outside of Michael Jackson‘s Thriller to be the best-selling album for two calendar years.
‘21‘s success wasn’t only in the U.S., the record went on to sell 30M units worldwide — becoming one of the best selling albums in both the US and Worldwide.
Not only did ‘21‘ as an album do well, it spawned quite a few hit singles as well. ‘21‘ generated three consecutive No. 1 hits. Of all its singles ‘Rolling in the Deep‘ had the longest run at No.1, it occupied the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. The second single ‘Someone Like You‘ spent five weeks at No. 1, and the album’s last No.1 single ‘Set Fire to the Rain‘ spent two weeks in the top spot.