Everybody’s been waiting for Adele’s new record since 2014…and we might ACTUALLY be able to hear it soon!
The singer has been hinting at a follow-up to her 2011 blockbuster, 21 for more than a year but this Fall she’ll finally be able to make good on her promise of a November release on something NEW. So what’s the deal with the album? Here’s what we know…
According to Billboard, Danger Mouse has been working on the album, and Max Martin has contributed a single. Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. also has written a (reportedly, standout) track, and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder is back in the mix after producing and co-writing “Rumour Has It” on 21. (Yeah, I know, a OneRepublic dude co-wrote Rumour Has it?! WEIIIIRRRDDDD)
Adele and her team are super silent about the whole thing, as obvi there’s a LOT of pressure surrounding its success. Her sophomore LP sold over 11 million copies and was the top-selling album of the year in both 2011 and 2012, SO, you KNOW. In July, Ed Sheerantold the U.K.’s Capital FM, “I haven’t heard [Adele’s album], but everyone I know who’ve worked on it is just like, ‘Dude… that record!’ Apparently, it’s really good.”
If you love the VMAs, you KNOW this year has already been a ginormous tease.
At least we know for sure that Miley Cyrus is going to host… but what of the rest of the performers? Well, through some super top secret insider info, it’s being reported that Taylor Swift, Kanye West,Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, AND Nicki Minaj will all be performing.
That’s a pretty heavy lineup.
Taylor Swift is supposed to sing Bad Blood (which means the model squad might also be in tow) while word on the street Nicki Minaj might perform Trini Dem Girls with Lunchmoney Lewis.
The Weeknd is reportedly set to perform Can’t Feel My Face, and Nick Jonas and Walk The Moon will take the stage on the VMAS pre-show singing Levels and Shut Up and Dance.
No word on what Selena, Yeezy, Bruno and the like will perform but this feels like a heavy-hitting show, don’t it? Who do you want to see most from these rumored performers?
Yeah, you heard me. Last night at L.A.’s Staples Center Taylor Swift brought out surprise guest Alanis Morissette, and the two took the stage to perform an epic duet of her 1995 classic, “You Oughta Know.”
WHY DIDN’T I BUY TICKETS TO THIS?! Taylor also said a couple words before the duet…
“She defined the music of her decade,” Swift, told the audience (of 10 years olds who probably had no idea what was going on). “She inspired a generation of confessional female singer-songwriters who all of a sudden felt like you could actually say these raw feelings that you had. You could actually sing about your real life, you could put detail to it, you could get really, really mad if you wanted to.”
The “Bad Blood” crooner added, “I think it’s fair to say that so many of the female singer-songwriters of my generation, including myself, would not write the way that we do without her and her music. And she has written some of the most brilliant music—in particular probably inarguably the greatest breakup song of all-time.”
HEAR HEAR. Unfortunately there was no “Ironic” encore, but I’m including the original video for all you YOUNGINS to enjoy.