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Sorry Adele fans 25 won't be available on Spotify or Apple Music

2015-11-20 08:49

New York — Fans seeking to listen to Adele's new album won't be able to do so on Spotify or Apple Music.

The streaming sites said on Thursday that Adele's 25 will not be available for streaming when it is released on Friday.

25 out November 20th

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"We love and respect Adele, as do her 24m fans on Spotify," Spotify said in a statement. "We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon."

It's unclear if Adele's album will appear on Spotify or Apple Music in the future. A representative for the British singer declined to comment.

Pulling the highly anticipated album from the streaming platforms will force listeners to buy it digitally and at stores, driving its sales. The album is predicted to push well over 1m copies in its debut week.

Apple said it was "thrilled" to offer Adele's 25 for purchase on iTunes.

"Her soulful new single, Hello, is available to stream on Apple Music along with her entire catalog and her revealing interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1," Apple said in a statement.

Adele's last album, 21, has sold more than 11m copies in the United States since its 2011 release.

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