Let the sky fall: Adele announces new album “25”


More than four years in the waiting, Adele has announced her highly anticipated studio album, will be named "25".

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Defining it as her "make-up record", the British pop sensation took to her social media accounts on Wednesday to confirm that her third studio album is set for release.

The name itself should come as no surprise, following in the footsteps of her previous smash-hit albums, "19" and "21".

"My last record was a break-up record," Adele said online, adding that "if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record. I'm making up with myself."

All eyes have been on Adele in the past week, after a taster of her music appeared in a commercial break during U.K. reality show, X Factor last Sunday.

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Adele's "25" album reveals the transition between adolescence and becoming a "fully-fledged adult."

"Turning 25 is a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties. Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I'm going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk."

"25 is about getting to know who I've become without realizing it."


Her last album, "21", released in 2011, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and won six Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards. On top of that, her last hit, "Skyfall" for the James Bond film in 2012 was awarded an Academy Award for "Best Original Song."

Her long-awaited album has yet to receive a release date, however many suspect a release in late November.

She concludes the statement with an apology for keeping fans waiting so long.

"I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened."

By CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs, follow her on Twitter @AlexGibbsy.