Emeli Sande has delayed her album release so it doesn't clash with Adele's third record.

The 'Read All About It' hitmaker didn't want her second LP to be overshadowed by the 10-time Grammy Award winner's new record, set to become available in September, so has decided not to release it until next year.

The singer's producer Naughty Boy told The Sun newspaper: ''They can't go against each other. Nobody wants to.

''Adele's album is coming in September and labels have cleared their schedules because they know it's going to wipe the floor.

''Emeli's album is coming out next year now. It sounds amazing.''

The 28-year-old singer - whose real name is Adele Emily Sande - has previously admitted to feeling she needed to change while launching her career in order to differentiate herself from the star, who has sold almost seven million albums in the UK.

She said: ''Her name was just everywhere so I thought if I really want to distinguish myself, I need to choose a different name.''

Meanwhile, mother-of-one Adele is reportedly plotting her comeback including a string of arena tour dates for early-2016 following the release of her highly-anticipated third LP.

A source revealed: ''Adele is planning another huge tour following the release of her album in September.

''Her label has already been in touch with promoters about locking down venues, but everything is being kept top secret for now.''