Adele: Hello

Adele’s new album “25” is being released on November 20th.

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James Qian, Photojournalist

The long wait is finally over! Everyone has been freaking out for the past few weeks. It has been 4 years since Adele has released an album, “21,” and 3 years since her last single, “Skyfall.” We all thought Adele disappeared from the public eye for good, but out of the blue on October 18th, she teased viewers of the U.K.’s “X-Factor” with a mysterious 30-second audio clip of her now known to be single “Hello.”


From just that 30 second long video, Twitter immediately exploded with uncontrollable reactions of fans who have not seen or heard anything about Adele for the past years. In just few days on October 21st, Adele posted an emotional letter to her fans, confirming that she is coming out with a new album “25.” In the letter she says, “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record,” and she ends the letter saying, “25 is about getting to know who I’ve  become without [realizing].”


The day after she posted her letter on Twitter about “25,” Adele’s single “Hello” from her album was released, which brought out many more reactions from fans. The music video on YouTube rapidly reached millions, and in 5 days, it reached up to 100 million views, making it the second fastest video to have reached that many views behind PSY’s “Gangnam Style.” Beating out Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video in that race as well, the music video provoked jokes among fans about saying goodbye to Swift and hello to Adele. That’s not all: on the iTunes store this past week, “Hello” became the number 1 best-selling single.


Rachel Toledo (12) is confident with what Adele has right now and what she will be coming out with: “I was so excited when I learned Adele came out with a new song and soon with a new album because her voice is amazing and her songs are so relatable. I feel like she is doing different and moving in a different direction… I love ‘Hello’ and can’t wait to hear the rest of the album because she never disappoints with her music!”


The entire “25” album is being released on November 20th, and many people are already thinking that this album will be the number 1 best-selling album on iTunes.