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Adele Hot Favorite for 2021 UK Christmas Number One

With Adele fans getting their first taste of new music in six years, popular Bookmakers, William Hill, have today installed her as 9-4 favorite for the much-coveted Christmas Number One in the UK. 

The British superstar released her comeback single "Easy On Me" on October 15, 2021. It is the lead single from her forthcoming album, 30, which is set to be released on November 19, 2021. Pre-order now here.

Adele, 33, is one of the most successful artists of the 21st century. Furthermore, her album, 21, is the fourth biggest selling album of all time.

William Hill is giving Adele a 9-4 chance of claiming a festive chart-topper. The acclaimed singer-songwriter has two UK Number Ones to her name already.

30 is Adele's upcoming fourth studio album and the follow-up to her 2015 release, 25. It was originally set to be released in September 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Largely influenced by Adele’s divorce from Simon Konecki, 30 is expected to deliver more soulful and tear-jerking ballads, exploring themes of separation, motherhood and the anxiety of fame.

Lad Baby has done the hat-trick by having a Christmas Number One for the last three years in a row, and equalled the Beatles’ record of doing so consecutively. However, The Beatles have four Christmas Number Ones and William Hill is giving odds of 5-2 that Lad Baby land the biggest present of the year for charity Trussell Trust, and with it equal that long-standing record. Lad Baby’s latest effort "Don't Stop Me Eatin" secured top spot ahead of Mariah Carey’s "All I Want For Christmas Is You" in 2020.

Lad Baby [Real name Mark Hoyel] said: "Wow, I’ve been hearing all these mega-stars are announcing they’re going for Christmas Number One this year! 

"The thought of Ed Sheeran and Elton John releasing a song gives me the ‘Shivers’ and if we do decide to release one I hope Adele will ‘Go Easy On Me’!"

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran has already confirmed that he and Sir Elton John are to collaborate on a new Christmas single this year, with William Hill pricing Sheeran at 8-1 and Sir Elton at 12-1 to achieve the feat.

Apparently Elton ‘reached out’ on Christmas Day after discovering his Christmas song ‘Step Into Christmas’ had reached the top 10 for the first time ever.

Abba’s comeback album Voyage also includes a Christmas song - their first festive number - and they are 11-2 to become the latest icons to join the Christmas music hall of fame, which includes the likes of The Beatles, Queen, Cliff Richards and The Spice Girls.

Among other potential contenders in what is shaping up to be a tightly fought contest are Wham! Coldplay, Michael Buble and Liam Gallagher.

Click here to view the full list of contenders for this year's UK Christmas Number One.

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