Seven months after Adele dropped 25, she is allowing her third studio album to start streaming. The album will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon Prime tonight at midnight (Thursday night/Friday morning), according to Billboard.
Since 25‘s release on Nov. 20, 2015, Adele has only released three songs to streaming including “Hello,” “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and “When We Were Young.” Her previous two albums, 19 and 21, are also available to stream in full on the major streaming services.
Keeping the album from streaming, Adele broke multiple sales records that surpassed expectations. In its first week, 25 sold 3.38 million copies, the largest single-week sales since Nielsen Music starting tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. It broke the previous single-week sales record of 2.42 million copies held by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached, released in 2000.
The decision to start streaming 25 comes after Adele called streaming “a bit disposable” in an interview with Time magazine last year. She didn’t say that she would never stream the album, but she was happy with her decision not to when 25 was first released.
I believe music should be an event… I know that streaming music is the future, but it’s not the only way to consume music. I can’t pledge allegiance to something that I don’t know how I feel about yet.
Here’s how and where to stream and download Adele’s 25 when it becomes available at midnight. Also check back for updates on more streaming services added to the list.
How to Stream ’25’
Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music and Amazon Prime have confirmed they will have the complete 25 album available to stream at midnight. 25 possesses 11 tracks including “Hello” and “When We Were Young,” which are already available to stream. Also stream her first two albums, 19 and 21.
See below to learn how to sign up and listen on each service.
Sign up for a three-month free trial. After the trial ends, pay $9.99 per month or purchase the Family Plan (up to six members), which uses Family Sharing via iCloud, for $14.99. Payment is made through your Apple ID.
If you only want to listen free for three months, cancel your subscription before your first payment is due.
Sign up for the Premium 30-day free trial then pay $9.99 per month. Payment can be made with any major credit car, via Pay Pal or PaySafeCard, or a redeeming code. A free ad-version of the service is also available.
If you only want to listen free for 30 days, cancel your subscription before your first payment is due.
Tidal offers two options, Tidal Premium, which features “Standard sound quality. High definition music videos. Expertly curated editorial,” or Tidal HiFi, which is “Lossless High Fidelity sound quality. High definition music videos. Expertly curated editorial.”
The Premium plan costs $9.99 a month and the HiFi plan costs $19.99 a month. You could also pre-pay for six months and pay $8.49 and $16.99. Tidal also offers family plans, student plans and military plans.
If you only want to listen for 30 days, you can cancel your subscription before the free trial ends. According to Tidal, “You can cancel your subscription in the profile pages at any time.”
Amazon Prime Music is included free with your Amazon Prime membership or Amazon Student membership.
Sign up for Amazon Prime’s 30-day free trial and then pay $10.99 per month or $99 for the year (equivalent to $8.25 per month). New users must create an Amazon account for free. Subscriptions can be cancelled at anytime.
Subscribers with an email address ending in .edu or other proof of school enrollment can sign up for Amazon Prime Student. Sign up for a six-month free trial and then membership is 50 percent off an Amazon Prime subscription.