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Music PopWrapped | Music

Adele Holding Out On Streaming 25 In Hopes Of Record Shattering Release

Mike Nied | PopWrapped Author

Mike Nied

11/21/2015 11:51 am
PopWrapped | Music
Adele Holding Out On Streaming 25 In Hopes Of Record Shattering Release | Adele
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Sorry to anyone who was hoping to stream Adele's massive 25 release online tomorrow, but it looks like you're going to have to pick up a physical copy at the store just like everyone else.  Today it was officially announced that Adele is withholding the album from popular streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music in the days following its official release, placing more importance upon true sales.

Regardless of her decision against streaming the album on its official release, Adele is expected to break just about every record imaginable with the release of 25!  Original numbers estimated that Adele would best Britney Spears's record-breaking 1.3 million sales on her 2000 release Oops!... I Did It Again, earning her the title of the best first week sales debut for a woman.  Newer reports expect her to do even better than that...

How many more copies is Adele expected to sell than Britney's impressive debut?  How about an additional million copies more?!  Current estimates imagine that Adele will be able to beat *NSYNC's 2.415 million sales on their 2000 release No Strings Attached.  Adele is on track for the best overall first week sales ever.

It is rumored that Adele's label Columbia has shipped a staggering 3.6 million copies to U.S. stores, and numbers are implying that she'll move 2.5 million of them in a week.  Not a bad week we'd say...

If it's any consolation for *NSYNC, the boys are still allowed to have the second and third highest selling debuts, as No Strings Attached and 2001's Celebrity currently hold the first and second spots on the chart.

Since confirming the news about 25's streaming status Spotify has released an official statement to users and fans.  "We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify.  We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon,they politely stated in their message.

Adele's decision against streaming 25 will undoubtedly by somewhat controversial in today's musical climate.  Several artists including fellow female powerhouses Beyonce and Taylor Swift have foregone streaming their albums online in the last year; however, the motion has been met with some anger from fans and streaming services alike.

This won't stop Adele from achieving her impressive first week debut, but it does lead to some interesting questions about the future of music...


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