People.com Entertainment Music Adele Shows Off New Look While Thanking Fans for Birthday Messages This is Adele's first Instagram post since she first showed off her new figure in a photo from her Christmas party last year By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 6, 2020 08:25 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Hello, Adele. The Grammy-winning singer showed off her dramatic new look on Instagram early Wednesday morning while expressing her gratitude to fans for their messages sent on Tuesday in honor of her 32nd birthday. "Thank you for the birthday love," Adele wrote, captioning a photo of her in a slim-fitting black mini dress with billowy sleeves. "I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time." She went on to send support to those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. "I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives!" she said. "You are truly our angels ♥️." Her sweet words were signed with, "2020 okay bye thanks x." Adele. Adele Instagram She's Back! Adele Says Fans Can Expect a New Album in September, 5 Years After She Released 25 Adele with Lauren Paul, Nicole Richie, and Jedidiah Jenkins. Lauren Paul Instagram Lauren Paul and Adele. Lauren Paul Instagram Adele and Jedidiah Jenkins. Jedidiah Jenkins Instagram Adele’s Transformation ‘Was Never About Losing Weight,' Says Source: ‘She Seems Happier Overall’ This is Adele's first Instagram post since she first showed off her new figure in a photo from her Christmas party last year. Many of her famous followers took notice. Chrissy Teigen commented, "I mean are you kidding me," while Kalen Allen noted, "THAT WAIST IS SNATCHEDDDDDD!!!!" and Lil Nas X joked, "Why you won 😍." "Happy birthday, Adele," wrote Rita Wilson. "Sending you so much love! Looking gorgeous!" Pals Lauren Paul and Jedidah Jenkins also shared their own photos of Adele on their respective Instagram Stories. "Happy birthday angel babe Adele," wrote Paul, captioning a picture snapped of the two posing alongside Nicole Richie and Jenkins. "You came into my life a few months before I had [my son] Story and you quickly became one of the most important figures in my journey as a new mother." "You have taught me so much," Paul continued. "You glow because your heart is full. I'm so proud of the human you are." "You're such a good friend," she added in another post, captioning a shot of her hugging Adele as they rode in the back of a pickup truck Jenkins' post also included a picture of him and Adele in a car, the duo sitting in the front seat of a convertible this time. "Happy birthday to the most hilarious, loyal, wise, whimsical, beautiful human," the author wrote. "I love you, Adele." Adele Looks 'Almost Unrecognizable' in Waist-Cinching Leopard Dress at Oscars Afterparty Adele at the Brit Awards in 2016. Adele Is 'Very Involved' with Son Angelo's School: 'She Loves Her Mom Life,' Says Source Adele has stayed away from the spotlight in recent years, though she revealed while performing at her best friend’s wedding back in February that new music would be on the way, telling partygoers to "expect my album in September." The British songstress hasn’t released music since 2015’s 25, which featured singles like “Hello” and “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).” That album, her third studio release, earned her five Grammys in 2017, including album of the year. As for her tranformation, PEOPLE previously reported the singer told a fan earlier this year that she had lost 100 lbs. RELATED VIDEO: Adele Looks 'Almost Unrecognizable' in Waist-Cinching Leopard Dress at Oscars Afterparty Another source told PEOPLE that the musician has been following a strict diet and fitness routine consisting of cross-training and full-body Pilates, but that it was not all about the physical change for Adele, who shares 7-year-old son Angelo with ex-husband Simon Konecki. "It’s easy to just focus on her physical transformation, but this is really about something bigger," the insider said. "She got to the point where she didn’t feel great. She knew she had to change something because she wants to be the healthiest mom possible." “Her whole focus during the weight loss journey has really how been all about how she can be healthier and how can she treat her body better," the source added. “It was never about losing weight. Her weight loss happened because she has cut down drinking and is eating more real food. But she now loves her physical transformation too. She is more confident, dresses differently and she just seems happier overall."