Adele Doesn't Expect New Album To Live Up To '21' Success: "It's Not Really Possible"

3 April 2012, 12:53 | Updated: 3 April 2012, 12:56

The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer says she doesn't expect to replicate the success of her sophomore record.

Adele has said she doesn't feel pressured about matching the success of her second album '21' as she doesn't believe it's possible.

The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer admits she was surprised by the success of her first two records, but doesn't worry about achieving as many sales with her next album release.

"I never ever expected the success of my first album, let alone how many records it has sold," Adele told French radio station NRJ, when asked about the huge success of '21'.

"I don't really feel pressure for my next record to be as big as my last one, because I know it's not really possible," she explained.  "What happened with this one is very rare anyway.

The 'Set Fire To The Rain' singer confesses that the only pressure she feels is the pressure she puts on herself to make her third album as good as her previous releases. 

She added: "I have to convince them with my songs again, so that's only where the pressure comes from and that pressure comes from me putting it on myself." 

The 'Someone Like You' singer also promised fans they can expect at least one new song by the end of 2012, although Adele doesn't plan on releasing a whole new album for at least two years. 

Adele's second album '21' was released at the start of 2011 and and has received commercial and critical acclaim worldwide, going on to become the best selling UK album of the past decade.