Adele ’25’ Finally on Spotify? Breaks Record with 1.15 Million US Sales


Adele smashed another music record following 1.15 million sales in the United States in its third week of release.

Billboard noted the latest Nielsen Music data that indicated Adele’s album “25” has sold 1.15 million copies in the week ending Dec. 24.

This makes “25” the first album to sell a million copies in two different weeks, and now the first to score three million-selling frames, Billboard reported.

When the album was first released in late November, “25” broke records and became the first album that sold more than 3 million in a single week and earning the largest sales week for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

To date, Adele’s latest album has sold more than 7 million copies, and more than 10 million fans tried to buy tickets to her North American tour, Entertainment Weekly noted.

Adele’s “25” is also now on its fifth week at No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 Chart.

Meanwhile, Adele finally revealed her thoughts on why she turned down Spotify and Apple Music in their offer to stream her new album. And it seems she won’t be allowing streaming for her new album soon.

In an interview with Time magazine, Adele said: “I don’t use streaming. I buy my music. I download it, and I buy a physical [copy] just to make up for the fact that someone else somewhere isn’t. It’s a bit disposable, streaming.”

“I know that streaming music is the future, but it’s not the only way to consume music,” Adele added.

The British singer also believed “music should be an event.”

Adele also shared her admiration for what Taylor Swift did for musci artists.

“It was amazing. I love her—how powerful she is. We’ll get lumped together now because of it, but I think we would both feel the ability to say yes or no to things even if we weren’t successful,” she said.

It can be recalled that Swift decided to remove her entire music catalog from Spotify. She later sent an open letter to Apple asking the tech company to change its policies on how musicians are paid.

Time noted that “25” could come to streaming services in 2016.

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