Soul sensation Adele has named Beyonce as her dream collaborator.
A host of chart-topping acts, including Nicki Minaj and Kelly Clarkson, have namechecked Adele as their ideal duet partner, but the multiple Grammy winner insists the only singer she wants to record with is Beyonce.
She tells French radio station Nrj, "I adore Beyonce. I've been listening to her since I was about 11.
"I think her work as an artist and a singer is enviable in terms of the length of her career and how she's grown and grown but most of my inspirations are old music and sadly they have all died."
Adele also confirmed plans to put out a new single by the end of the year (12) but warned fans she'll take much longer to release her third album, adding, "If I didn't write my own songs, I'd be out next week with a new album. I have to take time and live a little bit. There were a good two years between my first and second albums, so it'll be the same this time."
The Someone Like You hitmaker also brushed off concerns she'll struggle to recreate the success of her chart-topping 21, which has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
She insists, "I don't think I'll feel the pressure for the next album to be as big as the last one because I know that's not really possible. What's happened with this album is very rare anyway."