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Studio album by
Released20 November 2015
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  • Max Martin
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  • Linda Perry
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Adele chronology
Live from Royal Albert Hall[2]
Adele studio albums chronology
Singles from 25
  1. "Hello"
    Released: 23 October 2015
  2. "When We Were Young"
    Released: 16 January 2016
  3. "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
    Released: 16 May 2016
  4. "Water Under the Bridge"
    Released: 4 November 2016[3]

25 is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was released on November 20, 2015.[4] There are eleven tracks on the album. The lead single from the album, "Hello", was released on October 23, 2015. It reached number one in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia.[5] It was number one across Europe including Germany, France, Russia and Italy.[5] It hit number ten in Japan.[5] 25 marks Adele's return to music after her recording of the Bond theme "Skyfall" in 2012, along with the birth of her son Angelo that year.[6] She has worked with producers who have worked with Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, and Taylor Swift. She also worked with Bruno Mars on the song "All I Ask". Five other songs charted from the album on the Billboard Hot 100, even though they were not released as singles at the time. They were "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)", "When We Were Young", "Remedy", "All I Ask", and "Water Under the Bridge".[7]

25 has officially broken the record for the most albums sold in a week in the US by selling 3.38 million copies.[8] It has gone on to sell over 4 million copies in the US alone after only two weeks of release.[9] The album has been certified Diamond in the United States for sales and streams of more than 10 million copies in that country alone.[10] The album was not made available on streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music. On November 20, 2016, a year after 25 was released, Billboard reported that the album sold over 9.1 million copies in the US alone, not including any streams of the album.[11]

Adele has stated that 25 was a "make-up record," compared to her previous album, 21, being a "breakup record." The song "Sweetest Devotion" was written about her son Angelo, who was born in October 2012.[12]

On December 14, 2015, Billboard said that "When We Were Young" has been chosen as the second single from 25. When this was announced, the song had charted as high as number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 14. It has been certified Platinum in the United States.

The third single, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)", was released on May 16, 2016. The music video premiered at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, where 25 won the award for Top Billboard 200 Album. "Send My Love" reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and the top five in the UK. It was certified Platinum in the United States.

The fourth single, "Water Under the Bridge", was released on November 4, 2016. So far, it reached number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100.[13]

25 won two awards at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017 for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year.

2017 — 59th Annual Grammy Awards[14]

  • Album of the Year — Won
  • Best Pop Vocal Album — Won

Track listing

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No. Title Length
1. "Hello"   4:55
2. "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"   3:43
3. "I Miss You"   5ː48
4. "When We Were Young"   4:51
5. "Remedy"   4ː05
6. "Water Under the Bridge"   4ː00
7. "River Lea"   3ː45
8. "Love in the Dark"   4ː46
9. "Million Years Ago"   3ː47
10. "All I Ask"   4ː32
11. "Sweetest Devotion"   4ː12
Total length:

Credits and personnel

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  2. "Adele, Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. "Water Under the Bridge - Single by Adele". 20 November 2015 – via itunes.apple.com.
  4. Keith Caufield (21 November 2015). "After a day on sale, forecasters say '25' could sell at least 2.5 million in its first week in the U.S." Billboard. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Tim Ingham (26 October 2015). "The stats for Adele's comeback single Hello are already pretty nuts". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  6. Zoe Nauman (12 November 2015). "'He's my paradise': Adele on tattoo tributes to son Angelo... and why she refuses to write music about motherhood and has turned down big endorsement offers". Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  7. Brian Cantor (30 November 2015). "Adele's 'When We Were Young,' 'Water Under The Bridge,' Others Debut on Hot 100". Headline Planet. Headline Planet. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  8. Keith Caulfield (28 November 2015). "Adele's '25' Official First Week U.S. Sales: 3.38 Million". Billboard. Prometheus Media. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. Keith Caulfield (30 November 2015). "Adele's '25' Sales Rise to Over 4 Million in U.S." Billboard. Prometheus Media. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  10. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA.
  11. "Adele's '25' Turns 1: Five Amazing Numbers from its First Year". Billboard.
  12. Nolan Feeney (18 November 2015). "Adele Says One Song on New Album 25 Is About Her Son". Time. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  13. "Adele - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  14. "Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com". GRAMMY.com. The Recording Academy. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  15. "Adele - 25 - Target Exclusive". www.target.com. Archived from the original on 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-15.