Adele may be joining artists such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift who limited the release of their albums on the streaming music service, Spotify.
The British singer’s upcoming third album "25" may be on a limited release on Spotify, according to The Verge. Sources told The Verge that Adele is asking the music streaming site to limit the release of her new album to premium subscribers only. The move would only make Adele’s new album available to around 20 million paid Spotify subscribers and not the total 75 million users it currently has.
This is not the first time that Spotify missed out on a big album release. In 2013, Beyonce opted to keep her album off Spotify and went for an exclusive iTunes release. Taylor Swift has also pulled her 1989 album out of Spotify in 2014.
However, a statement issued by Spotify to The Verge denied the news. A Spotify senior executive wrote, "It is categorically untrue that anyone has asked us to feature Adele’s new album on premium only."
In case Adele decides to limit Spotify access for her third album “25,” the music streaming site stand to lose a lot from the transaction. The multi-awarded singer and songwriter’s new song "Hello," off the "25" album, is one of the fastest radio songs in 22 years, according to Billboard.
Adele’s “Hello” topped several Billboard charts including the Hot 100, Radio Song chart, On-Demand Songs, Digital Songs and Streaming Songs list. The song has stayed on the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 for the third time this week.
It has also reached a record 1.11 million downloads during its debut week and have sold nearly 635,000 downloads in the week after it was released. According to Nielsen Music data, “Hello” also recorded 480,000 downloads in the week ending Nov. 12. Adele’s new track is the fourth song to have three consecutive weeks of more than 400,000 downloads in digital sales, according to Billboard.
Adele’s third album “25” is set for release on Nov. 20.