In 2015 Adele released her album, 25. It falls under pop, but is also considered soul. The 11 track album, with 3 bonus tracks, was released November 20, 2015. Before its release, singles “Hello,” “When We Were Young,” “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” and “Water Under the Bridge” gave listeners a preview of the upcoming album. Billboard ’s Jody Rosen, gave the album four stars, writing that the album reminds us “the pop audience craves catharsis even more than it does a hot dance beat.”
It took her (and several other collaborators on the project) about 2 years to produce, record, and write the album. According to Adele in one Rolling Stone article, the birth of her son was one of the factors for the album’s delay. However, the long amount of time did not stop Adele from putting out one of the best soulful pop albums to date.
In the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, 25, won the Billboard Top 200 Album. At the 2016 Grammy Awards, it won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.
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