Monday, May 27, 2024

Adele’s Bestselling “25” Album Coming to Spotify Tonight, Seven Months After Release


Adele has finally given in. Her “25” album comes to Spotify tonight at midnight. Actually, it starts in Europe and works its way west as the clock strikes 12 in each time zone. Why? Who knows? Just something to do.

Previously, Adele and her management had kept “25” off of streaming. But it’s on Amazon Prime, and it can be heard on Pandora.

Adding Spotify especially in the US makes sense. The bulk of Adele’s sales came between mid November and the end of December 2015. Since then, it’s been slow and steady. But streaming–especially as she prepares to tour the US–will give “25” a boost.

If you go to Spotify now they’ve already got “Hello,” “When We Were Young,” and “Send My Love to Your New Lover.”

PS Amazon is selling the 14 track bonus CD for $6.49 right now.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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