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Sure, she just had a baby and all, but Adele knows the people want their music. Speaking in the press room after her Grammy win on Sunday, the singer revealed that she is indeed in the preliminary stages of putting together her followup to 2011's mega-seller 21.
"I'm not very far along at all," she said. "I'm having lots of meetings. I've been in L.A. for the whole time since the [Golden] Globes, and I will be [here] until the Oscars. I've been having lots of meetings. I've been out of the loop really. I've been singing my baby nursery rhymes, so I don't really know what's cool and what's not. I'm definitely going to visit Paul Epworth and stuff like that again."
Epworth produced and co-wrote several tracks off 21, including the multi-week No. 1 on Billboard, "Rolling in the Deep."
News of a third album will certainly be music to fans' ears, but it's worth considering that "not very far along" suggests Adele may spend the rest of this year putting the new project together piece by piece, if that should even include actually recording anything. She's also the mother of a 5-month-old baby boy, and she made clear her intentions of spending as much time as possible with him right now.
"I haven’t been as stressed out," she said. "You have to prioritize what you stress about when you have a child."
Adele can certainly afford not to stress out succeeding her last album. In 2012 alone, she earned more than $35 million and landed at No. 7 on Forbes' Top-Earning Women in Music.
Perhaps a 2014 release could be on the horizon?