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Adele gives fans a long-awaited ‘Hello’ in new single

It's been a very busy week for a certain British pop sensation.

London-born Adele dropped "Hello", her first single and music video in over three years, on Friday morning and fans can't get enough of it.

"Hello" comes from Adele's upcoming third studio album, "25", dubbed as her "make-up record", which features 11 tracks with songs such as "I Miss You" and "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."

The lyrics begin "Hello, it's me, I was wondering if after all these years, you'd like to meet to go over everything. They say that time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing…"

Adele teased her fans with a snippet of the "Hello" single in a commercial break during U.K. reality TV show, X Factor last weekend.

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Since then, the British pop icon has dropped newsworthy breadcrumbs for her fans, including the name of her new album, "25".

Adele chose to announce and air her new single on Friday, telling BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show's host Nick Grimshaw that she was "overwhelmed" but "excited and relieved" by the single's release. She described the song as "very intimate" and "very conversational."

It's been just over three years since Adele released film hit "Skyfall" and almost five years since her second award-winning album "21" was distributed.

Her last album, "21", released in 2011, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and won six Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards. Her third album, "25" shows an insight into Adele's transition into adulthood.

"25 is about getting to know who I've become without realizing it," Adele revealed on social media, Wednesday.

When Adele released her long-awaited video "Hello" early this morning, Twitter of course went wild, with celebrities and loyal fans applauding the pop star's comeback.


Adele's studio album, "25", is set to release on November 20th 2015.

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