30 is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele, released on 19 November 2021 by Melted Stone and Columbia Records. It comprises pop, jazz and soul ballads addressing Adele's divorce, motherhood, and the scrutiny of fame, with themes of heartache, acceptance, and hope. Adele wrote 30 between 2018 and 2021 with producers including Greg Kurstin, Tobias Jesso Jr., Max Martin and Shellback, all of whom worked on her previous record, 25 (2015); new collaborators include Ludwig Göransson, and Inflo of the English band Sault. American jazz pianist Erroll Garner is posthumously credited as a featured artist on "All Night Parking", marking the first guest performance on a standard album by Adele. The lead single, "Easy on Me", was released on 15 October 2021 to international success. The extensive promotional campaign included a CBS concert special, Adele One Night Only, featuring an interview by American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, on 14 November 2021, followed by an ITV concert special, An Audience with Adele on 21 November 2021. Two British Summer Time Hyde Park are scheduled for July 2022. 30 received acclaim for its cinematic instrumentation, vocal performances and honest themes. It has topped the charts in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
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