Chart battle: James Blunt jokes Adele will want to change her album release date

James Blunt has joked that Adele will want to move her album date as she faces a chart battle with him.

The 'You're Beautiful' hitmaker is due to release his greatest hits collection, 'The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004- 2021)', on November 19, the same day the 33-year-old megastar drops her long-awaited comeback LP '30'.

And taking to Twitter, the 47-year-old singer-songwriter joked: "Watch how fast that date changes the moment she realises my album is out the same day."

Adele is currently outselling the entire top 10 of the Official UK Singles Chart with the lead single, 'Easy On Me', and she broke BTS' Spotify record for the most-streamed song in a single day.

It's believed Taylor Swift pushed forward the release of 'Red (Taylor's Version)' by a week to make way for '30'.

Taylor tweeted last month: “Got some news that I think you’re gonna like – My version of Red will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the 4 disc vinyl) on November 12th ! Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album. (sic)"