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Taylor Swift Moves “Red (Taylor’s Version)” Release Up To November 12; Adele Album Speculation Intensifies

Will Adele release her next album on November 19?

Taylor Swift - Red Promo Photo by Beth Garrabrant (via @taylorswift13)

Over the past several days, music industry fans, journalists, and insiders have been buzzing about a forthcoming release from Adele. A Thursday afternoon development is certainly not going to quell the chatter.

In a social media post, Taylor Swift announced that she was moving the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version)” from November 19 to November 12.

Although it acknowledges that the release week will now encompass November 13 (13 is her favorite number), Swift’s Tweet does not include any concrete explanation for the move. And insofar as she and her team chose not to focus on November 13 when announcing the original release date, it is hard to imagine that the “13” component would have suddenly become significant enough to drive a change.

Fans, instead, are speculating that Swift may be looking to avoid going head-to-head with a major release. And given Swift’s stature and near-assuredness of a blockbuster sales week, there are very few albums that would represent legitimate competition.

Adele’s next release would be one such album, hence the surge in speculation about the release.

It is important to reiterate that Swift did not provide any concrete explanation for the move; she simply celebrated the earlier release as an exciting development for her and her fans. It is equally important to note that neither Adele nor her label has given any firm indication that her new album is coming out in the near future.

It is nonetheless becoming increasingly difficult to dismiss the speculation.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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