The reclusive star has been missing from the charts since performing the number at the Oscars in February 2013.
Other names linked to the 24th Bond film’s title track included Sam Smith, , Lorde and Faith. But according to sources close to Adele, inset, she has had approval from film company Eon Productions to sing it. It is claimed she recorded the track in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Our source said: “Adele was just one of a few artists asked to write and record the title track for Spectre.
“ was the favourite to be picked among insiders but Adele has got the nod. It is huge pressure for her after the unbelievable success of Skyfall. To anyone else it would be a poisoned chalice but if anyone can pull it off it is Adele.
“It is a massive scoop for the film, too, as the world awaits her third hugely-delayed album.”
Spectre, the sequel to Skyfall, is set for UK release on November 6 and will see Daniel Craig return as 007 alongside Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista, Andrew Scott, , Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Christoph Waltz.
Adele is due to attend the film’s world premiere in London at the end of October. Dame Shirley Bassey recorded three Bond songs – Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. But none of them were in back-to-back .