Tuesday, April 23, 2024

After All That, Adele’s “30” Album Has Sixth Highest Debut for Female Singer in Spotify History


After all that publicity, the Oprah TV show, therapy sessions, pants suits, her kid talking in the middle of a song, all of it, guess what? Adele’s “30” did not break any records yesterday. The album came in sixth among all time global debuts on Spotify for female singers. The “30” album had 60 million streams. A week earlier, Taylor Swift’s re-recorded “Red” album had 90 million. Indeed, Taylor holds the top 3 spots (see below).

What does this mean? Nothing, really. Who knows? In the overall picture, Adele’s numbers could start rising. And her CD and LP sales are unknown as of yet, although they will be BIG. We’ll get a sense of how “30” is really doing on Monday after everyone has calmed down and the music press’s spells have worn off.

What’s next for Adele? I’d like to see her with Dr. Phil. And then Dr. Oz. And then Dr. Seuss.

Biggest female album debuts in Global Spotify History:

1. Red (Taylor’s Version) — 90.6M Taylor Swift

2. folklore — 80.6M Taylor Swift

3. thank u, next — 70.2M Ariana Grande

4. evermore — 67M Taylor Swift

5. SOUR — 64M Olivia Rodrigo

6. 30 – 60.7M [NEW] Adele

7. Positions — 59M Ariana Grande

8. Lover —55M Taylor Swift

9. Fearless TV — 50.8M Taylor Swift

10. Chromatica — 48.3M Lady Gaga



Roger Friedman
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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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