Adele unlikely to make ’25’ available on streaming services

Reports suggest fans will have to pay up for Adele's latest...

Adele‘s third album ’25’ – which will go on sale this Friday, November 20 – is not set to appear on streaming services, according to credible industry sources.

The New York Times is reporting that three different sources close to the album launch have told them that the record won’t be available via streaming sites, information that was previously being kept quiet by Adele’s camp. This is yet to be officially confirmed, though The New York Times report Adele was personally involved in the decision.

Billboard Magazine has reported sales expectations of around 2.5 million copies for the first week of ’25’s release, which would make the album the biggest launched since the turn of the century based on first-week sales.

A few tracks from the album have already been unveiled, including single ‘Hello’ and live performances of ‘When We Were Young‘ (with Tobias Jesso Jr.) and ‘Water Under The Bridge‘.


In the build up to the album’s release, Adele has given a number of interviews talking about its themes and production.

The singer told Zane Lowe “The love songs on this record are about overcoming obstacles in relationships. And that’s actually the best feeling in the world. I’m also super fascinated by going from loving someone so much to hating them. That’s what ‘All I Ask’ is.”

She added “Sometimes I wish I had it in me to attempt to evolve record by record like legends do. But I don’t think I could pull it off. There’s only one Madonna.”

Adele also denied turning down a collaboration with Beyonce, saying “There’s a rumour going round that I turned Beyoncé down. Which I would never be so disrespectful as to do. I’d never disrespect her like that. Obviously, like, Queen B ’til the day I die.”