UPDATE: Chairman Martin Mills of Beggars Group, the parent company to Adele’s XL Recordings, told Billboard there is “no truth in this,” regarding rumors about a new album and tour. Adele herself has yet to confirm or deny any news. As Billboard pointed out, why the World Music Awards confirmed the rumors, or even commented on them at all, is unknown.
Rumor had it Adele’s new album, her third, will be titled “25” — a followup to “19” and “21” — and a recent tweet seems to confirm the speculation.
The official World Music Awards Twitter account tweeted to its 136,000 followers on July 15 that not only will Adele’s new album be titled “25,” but that the award-winning singer will go on tour as early as next year.
— World Music Awards (@WORLDMUSICAWARD) July 15, 2014
Adele herself hinted at the title of her next album around her birthday in May, tweeting:
Bye bye 25… See you again later in the year x pic.twitter.com/HEmY14El5s
— Adele (@OfficialAdele) May 4, 2014
The singer’s sophomore album was the longest-running No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in over two decades, and was named Amazon’s highest-selling album of all time.
By By Liat Kornowski