Adele ‘overwhelmed and grateful’ as ’25’ goes to number one in 106 countries

Singer issues short statement to fans on album release day

Adele has thanked fans in a message posted online this morning to coincide with the release of her new album ’25’.

The singer’s long awaited third album came out today (November 20). It features the single ‘Sorry’ as well as ‘When We Were Young’. Much like previous album ’21’, ’25’ is not available on any streaming services.

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In the message posted online, Adele said she was “grateful to be able to even put another record out” and added the promoting the album around the world in recent weeks has “literally taken my breath away.” See the full message below:

“This feels like such a long time coming, my new album is finally out. I am so overwhelmed and grateful to be able to even put another record out, and put it out how I want. The last month has been a whirlwind, it’s literally taken my breath away. I hope you enjoy the record as much as I enjoyed making it for you.”


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Meanwhile, it doesn’t appear that withholding the album from streaming sites such as Apple Music and Spotify has harmed Adele’s sales power. ’25’ is currently Number One iTunes in 110 countries. iTunes has 119 stores globally.

A spokesperson for Spotify added: “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.”

The ’25’ tracklist is as follows:

‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘I Miss You’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘River Lea’
‘Love In The Dark’
‘Million Years Ago’
‘All I Ask’
‘Sweetest Devotion’

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