It’s formally been 5 years considering that Adele called from the opposite.
On Oct. 24, 2015, the British super star launched “Hello,” the blockbuster lead single that would precede 25, her 3rd studio album. Released a month later on, the LP would go on to end up being the second-best selling album of the years, behind just her previous release, 21. With both of those albums making Diamond accreditation by the Recording Industry Association of America—their greatest accreditation, granted at 10 million systems offered—Adele ended up being the only artist of the 2010s to reach the peak with more than one album.
And ever since, it’s been radio silence. (Though, here’s hoping the vocalist’s gig hosting Saturday Night Live on the very same day “Hello” turns 5 ways we’re due for something brand-new any day now.)
Adele’s barely alone, though.
While folks like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa have all made their grand go back to pop music in this dumpster fire of a year, there’s still an unseemly list of stars who appear more than material to keep us waiting through 2020 and beyond. (We’re taking a look at you, Rihanna.)