Release date: January 2011
21 is the second album by English singer-songwriter Adele, released on January 24th, 2011. The album was largely produced by Red Hot Chilli Peppers collaborator Rick Rubin in Dublin, Ireland and Florence and the Machine cohort Paul Epworth in Kensal Rise, London.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Adele explained the background behind the album, "It's different from 19 — it's about the same things but in a different light," she explained in a press release. "I deal with things differently now. I'm more patient, more honest, more forgiving and more aware of my own flaws, habits and principles - something that comes with age I think."