The official World Music Awards twitter dropped a bombshell on July 15, 2014, announcing to its 136,000 followers that Adele's highly anticipated third album will be titled 25, and that the Grammy award-winning singer will go on tour in 2015.
The new title would be in keeping with the trend of her previous two albums referencing her age, 2008's 19 and 2011's 21.
Adele herself hinted at her new album's title in May, with this cryptic tweet that had her fans speculating that 25 will drop in late 2014.
Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x pic.twitter.com/HEmY14El5s— Adele (@OfficialAdele) May 4, 2014
Adele's 21 broke the record for the longest number one album by a woman in Billboard history. She also swept the 2012 Grammys, winning in all six categories she was nominated for, including Album of the Year.
Since then, the notoriously private Adele has remained largely out of the spotlight. In October 2012, she gave birth to her son with boyfriend Simon Konecki, Angelo, 1.