Adele is poised to have another career defining achievement with her upcoming album 25. Not only is it projected to break records, but to promote the album, Adele will take part in her very own TV special for the first time. According to the Guardian, the special is set to air on BBC1 and for the special, Adele will perform a list of her hits as well as new songs off of the anticipated 25 album.
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The special will be hosted by popular Brit host Graham Norton and will air in November right in time for the release of Adele’s third album. In a statement, Adele could barely contain her excitement about the upcoming special. “I can’t wait for the show. The BBC has been wonderful to me over the years and Graham and I get on great so it is going to be a laugh.”
This special marks the first time she will be seen since performing at the 85th Academy Awards. At the time, she won the Oscar for Best Original Song, and performed her award winning song for the James Bond film Skyfall. Host Graham Norton said in a statement, “This opportunity to spend an hour with Adele, her music and her stories is a truly rare treat.”
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As the Inquisitr reported, Adele is already breaking records left and right with the release of her new single “Hello” off of her upcoming album. Adele teased the single days before she dropped the single and the song’s video.
The surprise attack on her fans, which was previously accomplished by Beyonce, suited Adele well, as she’s been in hiding while working on the album. From the looks of it, it seems like her fans really missed the singer, because the response of the single has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Hello,” which is her first hit single in three years, blew Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” record out of the water. The video has the most views in a 24-hour period. So far, the video has 95 million views since it was posted just days ago. The most watched video of all time still belongs to Swift for her video “Blank Space,” which has 1.2 billion views, but it looks like Adele may just match if not beat that record as well.
She’s not just doing well on the media platform, but on the airwaves, she’s set to debut big. According to Billboard, Adele’s “Hello” might be the “largest ever U.S. digital sales week for a song.” Currently, Flo Rida holds this record selling 636, 000 downloads, but so far “Hello” has already sold 450,000 and the week in digital sales is not through yet. If this continues, Adele’s “Hello” could be her fourth No. 1 hit. Previous No. 1’s include “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” and “Set Fire to the Rain.”
With the release of Adele’s new single, the singer is reemerging in public to speak about her hiatus, and the album that almost never made it. In an open letter on Twitter, Adele detailed what it was like to make 25.
“My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make-up record. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.”
She continued, “Turning 25 was 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.”
Adele’s album 25 is set for release in late November.
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