25 Album is by Adele, the English singer-songwriter. The third of her studio albums, it was released on the 20th of November 2015 to mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised the vocal performance and overall production. Adele told Rolling Stone magazine that the lyrical content of the 25 album is about ” yearning for her old self, her nostalgia “, and ” melancholia about the passage of time ” and is also about motherhood and her regrets. The lead single, ” Hello “, was released on the 23rd of October 2015. Adele wrote the song along with Greg Kurstin, her producer. The track is a piano ballad fused with elements of soul music. The song reached the top of the charts in almost every country where it was released. In the United Kingdom, ” Hello ” became Adel’s second Number One on the UK Singles Chart, following ” Someone Like You “. In the United States, it debuted at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, where it spent ten consecutive weeks at the top. The single became her fourth Number One on the chart there.
The 25 album was a commercial success for Adele. In the United States, the album became the fastest-selling of the 21st century and the best-selling album of 2015. In total, the 25 album sold 3.38 million copies in the country in its first week, becoming the first album to sell over three million copies over a seven day period. As of January 2017, the album has 9.2 million in real sales in the United States alone.
In the United Kingdom, the 25 album debuted at Number One on the UK Albums Chart with sales of 800,307 copies in its first chart week. In doing so, Adele overtook Be Here Now the 1997 album by Oasis to become the fastest-selling of all time in the UK and has been certified 11× Platinum by the British Recorded Music Industry ( BPI ). The 25 album ended 2015 as the world’s best-selling album with 17.4 million copies sold within the year. It has sold 20 million copies as of June 2016, making it one of the best-selling albums worldwide.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on the 5th of May 1988 in Tottenham, a district of north London, England. A friend of hers posted a demo on Myspace in 2006, which led to Adele being signed to the record label XL Recordings. Her debut album, 19, named after her age at the time, was a massive success when released in 2008. In 2001, 21, her second album, was released and again became a huge success, going 16x platinum in the United Kingdom and is the fourth overall best-selling album in the country. Worldwide sales are over 31 million copies. As a multi-award-winning recording artist, Adele has won nine Brits, one Academy, one Golden Globe, fifteen Grammys, eighteen Billboard Music, five American Music and two Ivor Novello’s for Songwriter of the Year. To date, Adel’s Album releases are three studio. She has also released two Extended plays, sixteen singles and eight music videos. Her tour during 2016-17 saw Adele break attendance records in many countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and America. Adele has sales of over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
25 Album Track Listing:
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion