While a duet between Grammy winners Adele and Beyonc will surely bring the house down, sadly, it isn’t happening anytime soon. But don’t blame Adele. On a recent chat with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Adele denied rumors that she turned down a collaboration with Beyonc.
“There’s a rumor going round that I turned Beyonc down, which I would never be so disrespectful as to do,” she told Lowe. “I would never disrespect her like that.”
The 10-time Grammy winner, whose latest album “25” drops on Friday, explained that she indeed has had to decline requests from singers and songwriters, some of whom are artists she admires. But of Sasha Fierce, she said: “I’m such a fan … Obviously, like, Queen Bey ’til the day I die.”
Adele has talked about her admiration for Beyonc in the past.
In an interview with Anderson Cooper in 2012, she recounted the story of meeting Beyonc for the second time at the Grammy’s and being so happy that the pop star remembered her. After the meeting, she “went out on the balcony, fell to [her] knees, and cried.”
The 27-year-old British singer also talked about the four-year delay between “25” and 2011’s “21.” She said she had “nothing to write about” and “wasn’t ready.”
“My mind was with my kid,” she explained. “If I don’t care, I’m not going to sing.”
But it wasn’t long before inspiration struck. Shortly after she recorded “Remedy” with Ryan Tedder, more collaborations were produced. Adele worked with Tobias Jesso, Jr. (on “When We Were Young”), Bruno Mars (on “All I Ask”), Greg Kurstin (on “Hello”), and Danger Mouse (on “River Lea”).
“25” will be officially released on Friday, Nov. 20.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Adele taped the special “Adele Live in New York City” at the Radio City Music Hall. The performance will be aired on NBC on Dec. 14 and will include tracks from “25” such as “Hello” and “When We Were Young,” along with a special tribute to Paris.