Adele's New Album Cycle Is Upon Us: Everything We Know (So Far)

Adele "Easy On Me"
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Adele "Easy On Me"

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith dive into all the hints Adele has dropped over the past week-plus about her long-awaited new music.

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dipping, and it's almost sweater weather. That can only mean one thing: Adele Season has officially arrived.

On Tuesday (Oct. 5), Adele announced her first new music in almost six years, teasing the Oct. 15 release of "Easy On Me" -- the presumptive lead single from her upcoming fourth album -- with a 10-second snippet of a piano melody. Billboard also reported Tuesday that Adele is shopping a Las Vegas residency for next year to perform all this potential new music.

But what else do we know so far? On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith dive into all the hints and breadcrumbs Adele has dropped over the past week-plus pointing toward her new album cycle. What will the new music sound like? Is the album definitely called 30? Can "Easy On Me" possibly make us cry as hard as "Hello" did? Listen below:

Also on the show, we’ve got chart news on how YoungBoy Never Broke Again becomes just the second artist -- and first rapper -- with a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 in 2021, 2020 and 2019, as his latest release, Sincerely, Kentrell, debuts atop the tally. Plus, how Coldplay and BTS' “My Universe” debuts straight in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's executive digital director, West Coast, Katie Atkinson and senior director of Billboard charts Keith Caulfield every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)