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Adele admits she was concerned about her fans’ comments after her divorce

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Adele has been candid about how concerned about her fans’ reactions to her divorce after announcing her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki.

The singer, 33, admitted she wondered ‘why don’t they like me?’ in an interview with Rolling Stone UK magazine, as they graced the cover of their second issue.

Adele, who also spoke candidly about her romance with boyfriend Rich Paul, said she has learned to take the comments with a “grain of salt.”

Concerns: Adele is candid about how she was concerned about her fans’ reactions to her divorce after announcing her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki

She told the publication: “During something like that, those kinds of important things that happen in life, your mind kind of goes to those places, ‘Why don’t they like me? Why would they write that if they’ve followed me for 10 years? “

“But in reality, that’s not their responsibility. In reality, it’s their responsibility as a fan to want a good record and hope I live up to them. So I took it with a grain of salt, and it was fine.’

Adele, who shares son Angelo with her ex Simon and confirmed they would file for divorce in April 2019, has since moved on with sports broker Rich.

Chat: The singer, 33, admitted to asking,

Chat: The singer, 33, admitted to asking, “Why don’t they like me?” in an interview with Rolling Stone UK magazine, as they graced the cover of their second issue

About the beginning of their relationship, Adele said, “I didn’t really tell a lot of my friends at first because I wanted to keep it to myself. None of them believed it!’

In the early days after her divorce, Adele said there was a point where she felt “peace” with the decision to be alone.

She explained: “I remember going upstairs, doing my face and getting into bed. I felt quite hopeful. It was the first time I felt like I’d had a really nice evening and I was fine being home alone and going to bed.

Covergirl: Adele, who also spoke candidly about her romance with boyfriend Rich Paul, said she learned to take the comments with a

Covergirl: Adele, who also spoke candidly about her romance with boyfriend Rich Paul, said she learned to take the comments with a “pinch of salt”

“I wasn’t excited, but I was looking forward to the next day.”

Since then she has been looking for that feeling of peace by stopping drinking, walking and sound baths for six months.

Adele said, “Anything that could calm my fear, I threw myself forward. [I travelled] everywhere where brilliant energy should be.’

New love: Adele in the picture with her new boyfriend Rich Paul (October 2021)

New love: Adele in the picture with her new boyfriend Rich Paul (October 2021)

Adele’s foray into the charts continued as her latest album 30 became the first album in over a year to sell over a million copies in the United States.

According to Billboard and MRC Data, the hit LP sold just over a million copies as of December 6.

The album, which is her fourth studio release, continues to top the Billboard 200 charts.

It's a hit!  Adele's foray into the charts continued as her latest album 30 became the first album in over a year to sell over a million copies in the United States.

It’s a hit! Adele’s foray into the charts continued as her latest album 30 became the first album in over a year to sell over a million copies in the United States.

Adele’s latest album sold a whopping 692,000 copies in the first week after its release on November 19, and an impressive 225,000 copies followed in week two.

The previous album with more than a million sales in the US was Taylor Swift’s surprise album Folklore, which reached the one million sales mark on July 24, 2020.

However, due to the popularity of streaming services, it’s rare for albums to actually sell over a million copies, and even Swift hasn’t crossed that line yet with her second surprise release Evermore, which she released on December 11, 2020.

The last three new albums that have sold over a million copies were all from 2019 and include another Taylor Swift album, Lover, as well as Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and Harry Styles’ hit album Fine Line.

It's been a while: The last album to sell over a million copies was Taylor Swift's Folklore, which hit that milestone on July 24, 2020

It’s been a while: The last album to sell over a million copies was Taylor Swift’s Folklore, which hit that milestone on July 24, 2020

In 2018, the soundtrack to Lady Gaga alone and Bradley Cooper’s remake A Star Is Born sold more than a million copies, buoyed by the film’s popularity and Gaga’s earwig Shallow.

While traditional album sales can be more profitable for artists and record labels, several artists have achieved over a million equivalent album units.

The measurement, which is used to determine the charts on the Billboard 200 chart, mixing album sales, individual track sales, and individual track streams.

The purchase of an entire album is considered equivalent to a consumer purchasing ten individual tracks from an album, and 3,750 ad-supported streams of a song or 1,250 streams from a paid subscription are also equivalent to the purchase of one album, according to Billboard .

However, as consumers consume fewer CDs, many have moved to streaming music only, bringing much less income to artists.

Album sales include downloads of Adele’s 30, as well as physical CD and cassette sales, plus vinyl LPs.

Up and away: More albums have passed a million equivalent album units, including individual song sales and streaming songs, but Adele is likely to sell more copies during the holiday season

Up and away: More albums have passed a million equivalent album units, including individual song sales and streaming songs, but Adele is likely to sell more copies during the holiday season

The singer is poised to have even more sales as shoppers are likely to purchase 30 copies as Christmas presents in the coming days.

Adele seems to have been particularly concerned about how her listeners will consume her latest effort, and two days after its release, she celebrated the streaming service Spotify for no longer forcing paying customers to listen to shuffled versions of her music.

“This was the only request I had in our ever-changing industry!” she tweeted just days after the 1930s release. ‘We don’t make albums with such care and it’s not for nothing that we thought about our track list. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended.’

A Twitter account for Spotify replied, “Everything for you.”

Previously, when users pressed the play button on an album page, it started shuffling songs instead of playing them from start to finish.

Now premium users start from the first track when they press play, although they still have the option to shuffle the album

December/January Rolling Stone UK out now.

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