Adele on Beyoncé collaboration rumours: ‘She’s my main priority in life outside of my child’

Singer also praises Taylor Swift for being 'powerful'

Adele has denied recent rumours that she has collaborated with Beyonce but stated that she would be open to working with the star in the future.

Beyoncé was long expected to feature on Adele’s new album ’25’, but now the British singer had revealed that the rumour was false, although she did want a duet with another pop star to appear on the LP.

“Whoever started that rumour must have been having a laugh because anyone who knows me knows that my main priority in life outside of my child is Beyoncé,” Adele recently told TIME.

“I really wanted to do a duet on this album. I spoke to someone about it who I wanted to do it with, and we got on like a house on fire, and then we just couldn’t logistically really get it to work. I can’t say who it is because I want to do it in the future. That’s the only reason. It wasn’t Beyoncé!”


Elsewhere in the TIME interview, Adele also revealed that she was inspired by Taylor Swift to boycott streaming services with her album release.

“I love her – how powerful she is,” Adele said of Swift. “We’ll get lumped together now because of [the streaming boycott], but I think we would both feel the ability to say yes or no to things even if we weren’t successful.”

Meanwhile, Adele’s new album ’25’ has become the biggest-selling album in the US since the singer’s breakthrough record ’21’.

Released in November, ’25’ has overtaken Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ after shifting 5.98 million copies. ‘1989’ has so far sold 5.57 million since being released in October 2014. Adele’s previous album ’21’ has sold 11.37 million copies since being released in 2011.

’25’ is already the best-selling album of the year in the UK, and reached one million sales in a record time of ten days, as well as being the most downloaded album of all time in the UK, at more than a quarter of a million copies.