British soul singer Adele, who is recovering from throat surgery, says she doesn't plan to release a new album for two or three years.
The 23-year-old recording star made the comment in an e-mail interview to Billboard magazine, which deemed her the No. 1 artist of 2011.
"I'm really looking forward to some time to do nothing," she told the publication. "I imagine I'll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven't even thought about my third record yet. I'm just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just 'be' for a bit. I'll disappear and come back with a record when it's good enough. There will be no new music until it's good enough and until I'm ready."
Adele said she hopes to be back on stage performing by February, The Daily Telegraph said.