Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Adele is sticking to the formula for her third studio album, hinting on Twitter that it will be called 25. As with her debut and sophomore outings — 19 and 21 — the number represents the age at which she wrote the songs.
25 will be Adele's first album since 2011, when 21 became the year's best seller, a feat it repeated in 2012. It won six Grammys and became the first album to go double platinum on iTunes in the United States. Adele also had a big 2012 and 2013, lending vocals to "Skyfall," the latest James Bond theme song that earned her a Golden Globe and Oscar.
Adele, who turned 26 on Monday, teased the upcoming musical period piece in a tweet and cryptically wrote it would be released sometime in 2014.
Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x pic.twitter.com/HEmY14El5s— Adele (@OfficialAdele) May 4, 2014