Adele prompted the unusual 2015 sight of fans queuing up in record stores to buy a CD after withholding her long-awaited third album 25 from streaming services.
Released at midnight on Friday, the album upon which the entire music industry is said to have vested its hopes, was on course to sell an estimated one million copies worldwide on its first day of release and is poised for a record-breaking opening week. Industry insiders predict 25 will sell 3.5m copies worldwide in its first seven days on sale.
Fans declared themselves delighted with 25’s familiar mix of powerhouse vocals conveying soulful tales of heartbreak.
Source The Independent