Adele jokes Ed Sheeran should "panic" that their new albums come out around the same time

Simon Emmett

Adele is confident that, in a battle between her new album versus fellow Brit Ed Sheeran's, her music would reign supreme.

Speaking recently to U.K. radio show Heart Breakfast, one of the personalities asked the "Hello" singer about her and Sheeran's long-awaited studio albums. After a six-year wait, Adele's anticipated 30 arrives November 19 while Sheeran's = (Equals) comes out October 29.

The DJ appeared to confuse the respective release dates and stated the records were both coming out "at the same time," which prompted a hilarious exchange with the Grammy winner.

"[Ed's album comes out] on the 19th?," Adele questioned the radio hosts, which prompted one of the personalities to tell her not "to panic."

Adele then raised her hand, laughing as she declared, "I ain't panicking! HE should panic!"

The ribbing was all in good fun, though, with Adele quickly assuring, "I love Ed... and I really love his wife, Cherry [Seaborn]."

The feeling of love, and friendly rivalry, is seemingly mutual because Sheeran told British GQ in 2017 just how much he respects Adele, saying she's "the one person who's sold more records than me in the past 10 years. She's the only person I need to sell more records than. That's a big f****** feat because her last album sold 20 million. But if I don't set her as the benchmark then I'm selling myself short."

We'll see if Ed accomplishes his goal when he releases = at the end of the month, and whether 30 sets a new record that he must beat.

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:00AM by Megan Stone Permalink