Adele says rumour she turned Beyoncé collaboration down is untrue – listen

Singer will appear on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show for a lengthy interview ahead of new album release

Adele has said the rumour that she turned down a collaboration offer from Beyonce is untrue, adding, “I would never disrespect her like that.”

Speaking in an in-depth interview with Zane Lowe, set to air on his Beats 1 radio show tomorrow (November 18) at 5pm UK time, Adele explained that since her success she had learned how to turn down numerous offers, but would never turn down Beyoncé.

“There’s a rumour going round that I turned Beyoncé down. Which I would never be so disrespectful as to do. I’d never disrespect her like that,” she explained. “Obviously, like, Queen B ’til the day I die.”


Asked who she saw as her contemporaries, she named Lana Del Rey, Alabama Shakes‘ frontwoman Brittany Howard, Tobias Jesso Jr, Drake, Chvrches and The Maccabees.

“I love Lana Del Rey. I love her very, very much. I’ve never met her though but I just think she, she like stirs my soul. I love Alabama Shakes. And I think Brittany is, the way I first felt when Etta James, when I first heard her.”

Listen to a clip from the interview below:

Adele’s new album ’25’ is her long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s ’21’. It will be released on November 20.

The singer has already revealed its lead single ‘Hello’, which recently became the first song to be downloaded one million times in a week in the US.


The ’25’ tracklist is as follows:

‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘I Miss You’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘River Lea’
‘Love In The Dark’
‘Million Years Ago’
‘All I Ask’
‘Sweetest Devotion’

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