It is formally been 5 years since Adele known as from the opposite facet.

On Oct. 24, 2015, the British celebrity launched “Whats up,” the smash hit lead single that will precede 25, her third studio album. Launched a month later, the LP would go on to turn out to be the second-best promoting album of the last decade, behind solely her earlier launch, 21. With each of these albums incomes Diamond certification by the Recording Business Affiliation of America—their highest certification, awarded at 10 million items offered—Adele turned the one artist of the 2010s to achieve the top with a couple of album.

And since then, it has been radio silence. (Although, here is hoping the singer’s gig hosting Saturday Night Live on the identical day “Whats up” turns 5 means we’re due for one thing new any day now.)

Adele’s hardly alone, although.

Whereas people like Justin Bieber, Selena GomezLady Gaga and Dua Lipa have all made their grand returns to pop music on this dumpster fireplace of a 12 months, there’s nonetheless an unseemly record of stars who appear greater than content material to maintain us ready by way of 2020 and past. (We’re taking a look at you, Rihanna.)