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Adele released her studio album 30 on November 19, and Spotify has already agreed to change their platform to comply with her wishes about how it should be heard. The singer tweeted that Spotify's decision to remove the shuffle button off of album pages as the default option was at her request.
'This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason,' she wrote on Twitter. 'Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening.'
Anything for you 🙏✨
— Spotify (@Spotify) November 21, 2021
Spotify's Twitter account tweeted back at her, 'Anything for you,' and added prayer and star emojis directed at the musical icon.
Listeners can no longer mix the order of songs on album pages, but they are able to click on an individual album track, so you could theoretically start the album at any point. Shuffle will continue to be available on playlists, and is identified as a button with two criss-crossing arrows.
Adele's single 'Easy On Me' is No 1 in the U.K. singles chart, and her album was streamed 60.7 million times globally in one day. She had been working on the album since 2018 and most of the songs seem to be about her divorce from Simon Konecki, with whom she has a son, Angelo. Adele is currently dating sports agent Rich Paul, and has said it's the 'easiest' relationship she's ever been in.
'I didn’t really tell many of my friends at the beginning because I wanted to keep it to myself,' she said, adding he is 'open-hearted' and part of the ease of her relationship comes from internal work she's done on herself to heal and cultivate self-love.
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