ABBA and Adele ‘in biggest chart battle of all time as albums to release on same day’

Image Courtesy: Rolling Stone

Two great music sensations will be up against each other since their albums are slated to release on the same day! Gear up for the momentous chart battle between Adele and Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid in November.

It’s been 6 long years since Adele dropped her last album, 25, in 2015 which has definitely left fans desperate for more music. They are eagerly waiting to see what the British singer-songwriter has in store for them this time, after releasing hits like ‘Rolling In The Deep’, ‘Chasing Pavements’ and ‘Hello’.

Adele teases return with new website and social media images
Image Courtesy: NME

However, the 6 year long wait seems like a mere couple of hours when compared to the 40 years since ABBA has delighted fans with their music. The Swedish pop legends released their eighth album, The Visitors, way back in 1981. ABBA fans were excited to hear two brand new tracks from the Scandinavian singers ahead of their new album Voyage – due for release on November 5.

Now The Sun claims the group will be engaged in the biggest chart battle of their lives – and the biggest album race ever – as they report: “Adele had also earmarked that date to bring out her as-yet untitled fourth album.”

The publication says the battle to top the charts between the music icons will eclipse the infamous rivalry of Blur and Oasis in the 1990s – while predicting it is too late for Adele to change her release date.

A source told The Sun: “Release dates are carefully planned and record labels usually talk to each other to avoid major artists releasing on the same day.

“But Abba and Adele’s new albums have both been such closely guarded secrets that those conversations haven’t happened.

“It is not easy to just move release dates because there are TV appearances, single releases and major campaigns all set up. If they do go head-to-head, the record sales will be absolutely huge and it is anyone’s guess who will emerge victorious.”

ABBA’s long awaited new album has been preceded by the double single ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’.

Image Courtesy: NPR

The new record will include 10 tracks – while an extra single has been teased as a possible Christmas number 1 contender to be released following the album in November. ABBA will be on tour next year in holographic form as the group is utilizing technology to turn back time to create avatars of themselves in their ‘70s glory to take to the road so fans can see their image perform on stage.

Image Courtesy: NDTV Gadgets 360

Meanwhile, Adele’s long-awaited fourth album is tipped for a November release – after fans had hoped it would be unleashed last year. Last year’s reports suggested that the record would be released in September, but Jonathan Dickins, manager of the company, stated in June:

“It [the album] isn’t coming in September, it’ll be ready when it’s ready.

While Adele herself said two months later she had “no idea” when her album would be out – as she reacted to a fan asking her when her album would be released. The publication theorised that if the two do decide to push ahead with their chosen release dates, it could lead to a “nail-biting” race for the top spot.

—Silviya Y