While the music industry rumor mill is working overtime to issue the anxiously awaited Adele album on the Nov. 20 street date, Sony Music Entertainment executives are still playing their cards close to their chest.
Whether an Adele album is coming has been a hot subject all year, and if it is being issued, most industry executives believe it will come in November, with Nov. 20 being the most likely date.
When One Direction announced their new album would come out on Nov. 13, that further fueled the rumor that Adele would come out on Nov. 20. Sony Music executives in the U.S. had been telling accounts that the One Direction album would have a Nov. 20 street date. So the switch to Nov. 13 not only caught music retailers, wholesalers and digital services by surprise, it also tripped up some Sony executives who, this week after the announcement, still mistakenly thought that the announced release date was Nov. 20. That sudden change fueled rumors throughout the music industry that it was made to accommodate the release of the Adele album.