10 October 2014
- From the section Music
Adele fans will have to wait longer than expected for her third album to be released, according to reports filed by her record company.
XL Recordings, which released her previous two albums, revealed the information in accounts filed with Companies House earlier this week.
“There will not be a further new release by Adele during 2014 and consequently there will be a fall in XL’s turnover and profits,” they wrote.
They reported profits of £9.5m in 2013.
In a section of the report entitled Business Review, they said: “XL Recordings Limited has had continued success with the artist Adele.
“Back catalogue sales of Adele during 2013 continued to account for a significant proportion of the sales and profit during the period.”
In 2012, the year after the release of Adele’s second album, 21, XL Recordings’ profit was more than £19m.
A representative for Adele declined to comment on the report.
Messages the singer had posted on Twitter earlier this year had given fans hope that a new album would be released before the end of 2014.
The night before her 26th birthday she tweeted a picture of herself with the caption: “Bye bye 25.”
It was followed by the line, “See you again later in the year x,” which led to rumours that the Rolling In The Deep singer would be putting out new music.
At the time her management said they “still have no official word” on a release.