Thursday, May 30, 2024

Adele Has a Clear Shot to Release New “30” Album In Late November, No Others Planned


Adele is back.

The assumption is she’s set for a November 19th release for her “30” album. That would be the approximate sixth anniversary of the “25” album.

Sony is chomping at the bit because there are no releases on anyone’s schedule right now for the 19th or even the following Friday. If they can drop the album on the 19th, Sony will have a clear shot for two weeks and maybe right into Christmas.

Adele’s single comes on October 15th. The way the current audience eats up new releases, they’ll need a second single by November 15th, and then the album release.

To date this year according to Buzz Angle, Adele sold about 580,000 albums, most of them streaming equivalent. Hard sales– downloads and CDs– is 33K.

What will really be interesting is to see which songwriters made the cut this time, and what songwriting credits Adele herself takes. Having a song on an Adele album is like getting a golden ticket. Ka ching!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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