Adele Releases ’25’

Adele dropped “25″,  her first album nearly five years and I’m completely in my feelings. The third album in her collection of stately ballads and seismic vocal performances that follows 2008’s “19” and 2011’s “21.” Seems like a for Adele’s army of fans, and the entire music industry, the big question that hangs over our heads with every new release, finally has its answer. Would Adele make “25″ available for streaming online services like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora?

The answer is No.

Less than 24 hours of its release, online music streamers were informed that “25” would not be available for streaming. Adele is viewed as a big enough superstar among the few like T. Swift and Beyonce to have enough leverage and a huge loyal fan base to set the standard on how her music is consumed. In a statement, Spotify quickly tried to win Adele back, noting the size of its audience.

“We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify,” the company said. “We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy ‘25’ on Spotify alongside ‘19’ and ‘21’ very soon.”

For now her current single, “Hello,” is still available widely for streaming and has more than 400 million views on YouTube to date, with the number of views continuously increasing.  Watch the video for “Hello” below and purchase your copy of “25HERE.

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