Adele's sophomore album 21 has been #1 for nine non-consecutive weeks here in the U.S. and even longer in the U.K. and now she's already begun work on her 3rd!  She tells the The Sun she has

five tracks ready to go"

so far!  One of them is a cover of INXS' Never Tear Us Apart, which she calls

her fave song of all time!"

Adele is anticipating the new album to be ready and released in May of 2012.

Now here's the speculation...her 1st album was called 19, her 2nd is called 21 - that's how old she was when she wrote them.  Now that she's 23, do you think her trend will continue?!!!

My guess is yes!