Sorry, Adele Fans: '25' Will Not Be Available On Streaming Services
Sorry, Adele fans. It looks like you'll actually have to purchase the songbird's latest album to listen to it.
Adele and her team announced on Thursday, her latest album, 25, will not be made available on several streaming services.
Adele was reportedly personally involved in the decision to keep 25 off both Apple Music and Spotify, The New York Times reports.
The album, being released by Columbia Records in the United States, will instead be available for download on iTunes or by purchasing the CD from various retailers. (Legit, when was the last time you bought a CD?)
On Wednesday, Billboard magazine reported music executives expect the album to sell about 2.5 million copies in its first week, which would make it the biggest week for any new album since *NSYNC's No Strings Attached in 2000.
Adele isn't the first musician to say no to streaming. Last November, Taylor Swift pulled her entire catalog off Spotify and nearly did the same on Apple Music earlier this year.
Beyoncé also kept her self-titled album, Beyoncé, off Spotify for 11 months.
With or without streaming, you can bet good money on Adele's future success with the release of 25.