Adele’s latest album, “25,” became available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Prime, and a number of other streaming services at midnight last night. The album was released seven months ago, but has now just been released to streaming services due to the Grammy award winner’s wishes.
Reps for Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime and Tidal all confirmed to Billboard that the singer’s record-breaking third album is now available to their listeners. Previously, only three singles from the album, “Hello”, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, and “When We Were Young,” were available on the streaming services.
Adele Opposed “25” Streaming Release
Adele told Time Magazine last year that “25” would not be available for streaming, saying that “music should be an event” and said streaming was “a bit disposable.”
“I know that streaming music is the future, but it’s not the only way to consume music,” she added. “I can’t pledge allegiance to something that I don’t know how I feel about yet.”
When 25 was released, both on physical media and digitally, in November, it broke the single-week U.S. sales record pushing 3.38 million copies out the door. THe previous record holder was NSYNC’s No Strings Attached, which sold 2.42 million copies in its first week when it was released back in 2000.