Why Adele's SNL Gig Is a Big Deal

It's her first public appearance in 3 years
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2020 12:07 AM CDT
Why Adele's SNL Gig Is a Big Deal
In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Adele performs "Hello" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Adele is back. The singer, who hasn't had a public appearance in more than three years, is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, Us reports. (Yes, we did say hosting; H.E.R. is the musical guest.) "[It'll] be almost 12 years to the day that I first appeared on the show, during an election...which went on to break my career in America, so it feels full circle and I just couldn’t possibly say no!" Adele wrote on Instagram.

The lack of public appearances does not, however, mean Adele has been out of the public eye: She's made headlines for losing quite a bit of weight, and divorced her husband last year. The 32-year-old has not released an album in five years, but Showbiz 411 hypothesizes her long-awaited new album, which was delayed by the pandemic, will drop Oct. 30. (More Adele stories.)

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