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Adele Announces New Album on Social Media


British singer Adele perfoms the song "Skyfall" from film "Skyfall," nominated as best orginal song, at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

British singer Adele perfoms the song "Skyfall" from film "Skyfall," nominated as best orginal song, at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Adele will release her latest album "25" on November 20, she announced Thursday on her Instagram page.

It is Adele’s first album since 2011.

"25" is inspired by Adele’s life. "Turning 25 was a turning point for me," Adele wrote in her Twitter post. She said she thought she was between childhood and adulthood. She decided to leave behind bad things from her past.

"Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk."

After Adele’s announcements appeared on Twitter and Instagram, fans flooded her social media pages with praise. Here is what Adele’s fans wrote on Twitter and Instagram:

Break from Music

“25” will be "a make-up record," Adele said. She also posted that she hopes to correct mistakes she made in the past.

Adele’s last album, "21," won numerous awards, including several Grammy awards for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and others.

Health issues forced Adele to take the long break from music. In 2011, the singer had throat surgery at a hospital in Boston. In 2012, she had a son. Adele tweeted to explain her time away from making music. "I’m sorry it took so long,” she wrote, “but you know, life happened."

Adele’s fans were happy to hear her new music. She released part of a new single in a YouTube video. The song talks about healing. They say that time’s supposed to heal ya / But I ain’t* done much healing.

Adele’s supporters hope that she has good health, and that she continues to make beautiful music. They hope to hear more from her by the end of November.

What is your favorite Adele song? Write to us in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

John Reynolds reported this story for VOA Learning English. Caty Weaver was the editor.

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Words in This Story

inspire – v. to make (someone) want to do something; to give (someone) an idea about what to do or create

adolescent – n. a young person who is developing into an adult

junk – n. old things that have been thrown away or that have little value

teeter v. to move in an unsteady way back and forth or from side to side (often used figuratively)

turning point n. a time when an important change happens

make-up n. a special test for a student who has missed or failed a previous test (In this case, Adele is talking about a record, not a test).​

ain’t contraction am not (Ain't is usually regarded as an error, but it is common in the very informal speech of some people and it is also used in informal and humorous phrases.)

*Read "Who makes the rules?" to learn about the word "ain’t"

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