Grammy award-winning singer Adele’s latest album, 25, became available on Apple Music and competing streaming services at midnight last night, seven months after its initial release.
According to Billboard, the full album can also be found on Spotify, Amazon Prime and Tidal, following months in which only the singles “Hello”, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, and “When We Were Young” could be found on music streaming platforms.
Sony released physical and digital copies of Adele’s 25 in November, when it broke the single-week sales record in the U.S., shifting 3.38 million albums. The previous record was set by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached in 2000, which sold 2.42 million copies in its first week.
The move comes after reports in November last year suggested that Adele had personally chosen not to share the album on streaming music services.
That decision came after Taylor Swift initially refused to share her songs on streaming platforms that offered free tier listening services. Swift later took a stand against Apple when it emerged that the company didn’t intend to pay artists during the Apple Music free trial period. But after the company reversed course, she too changed her mind and allowed Apple Music to stream 1989 and her other albums.
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