You won’t be able to shuffle songs from Adele’s new album on Spotify – here’s why

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Spotify has stopped automatically shuffling albums after Adele said it was the “only request” she had in the “ever-changing” music industry.

The streaming service announced its acquiescence by tweeting: “Anything for you.”

Adele posted that artists do not “create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason”.

Singer Adele arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo
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Adele arrives at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2016

The star added: “Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening.”

However, individual album tracks still show the shuffle symbol, making it possible to start listening to a collection on any given song.

When Adele’s previous album, 25, was released in 2015 it was not initially available on streaming services.

It was, though, uploaded to sites such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal the following year.

More on Adele

Adele’s latest single, Easy On Me, broke streaming records after registering 24 million listens in one week.

Her new album, 30, reflects on a turbulent period in her life, which included getting divorced from Simon Konecki.

She has also given an interview to Oprah Winfrey. Subjects discussed included people’s reaction to her losing weight.

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