"We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon."
Taylor Swift pulled a similar yet more extreme maneuver when the pop titan pulled her catalog from Spotify last year after taking issue with unpaid royalties from the streaming service.
Adele's '25' Will Ship 3.6 Million Units in U.S., Could Top *NSYNC's Historic Sales Week
Withholding 25 from streaming sites could also mean explosive first-week sales for Adele. The British siren is expected to shatter *NSYNC’s historic first-week sales week record (in 2000, their No Strings Attached album shipped 4.2 million units) as her label Columbia Records will be shipping 3.6 million copies of the album in the U.S.