When Adele gave the world her award-winning album 25 last November she ensured it could only be accessed once a payment had been made.
But thankfully the songstress seems to have had a change of heart as – according to the BBC – 25 has finally been added in its entirety to Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Prime and Tidal.
Before now individual songs from the record-breaking album – which features Hello and When We Were Young – were available on streaming sites but this is the first time the full collection has been made available for free.
In the past the Grammy-winner said music streaming didn't appeal to her.
Last year she told TIME magazine: "I know that streaming music is the future, but it's not the only way to consume music."
"I can't pledge allegiance to something that I don't know how I feel about yet."
We're not sure if this is the start of a new trend for Adele, but at least we'll have 25 to listen to while we wait to find out.
Adele is really building up the excitement towards the release of her third studio album, 25, this Friday and we can imagine that this will be the song of every school graduation in the next year.
Today, the singer unveiled the full video of her new song, When We Were Young, which was recorded at The Church Studios.
She wrote the nostalgic ballad with a Canadian musician, Tobias Jesso Jr and told SiriusXM that it was based around the idea of going to a house party when your older.
"You can't find the time to be in each other lives and you're all thrown together at this party when you're like 50, and it doesn't matter and you have so much fun and you feel like you're 15 again. So that's the kind of vibe of it really."
You might as well get used to reading articles like this one as Adele has already broken the first of many records with her new album, 25.
The British singer beat Taylor Swift's VEVO record for the most views during the first 24 hours.
Her new music video, Hello, achieved a massive 27.7 million streams in the first 24 hours of going online.
Unfortunately for Taylor, Adele smashed her record by seven million hits, with Ms Swift's Bad Blood only reaching 20.1 million views.
Before that, Nicki Minaj held the record with Anaconda, which achieved 19.6 million hits on it's first day.
Adele is set to hit a new height in chart records this week after analysts predicted she could claim the biggest ever first-week digital sales for a song.
The heart wrenching single has already sold over 450,000 copies in America, edging closer to current record holder Flo Rida with his song Right Round (WHY that song is in first place, who knows?!) which sold 636,000 downloads in it's first week back in 2009.
It has been almost an entire year since Adele was supposed to release her third studio album, and her fans are getting very anxious to hear some new material from the star.
While it might feel like we haven’t heard a thing from the Grammy winner in years, we might not have to wait much longer.
Her third album is expected to be released at some point this November. However this has not yet been confirmed by the singer or her management as of yet.
No need to panic just yet though, because thanks to the BBC there has been reports that Adele is definitely planning a huge comeback with not just an album but also a TV special.
The Sun reports that there is an hour-long special in the works with the BBC that will coincide with Adele’s new album release.
A source told the paper: “Adele is simply too big just to be part of a green room of guests on a chat show. She deserves her own dedicated programme where the spotlight will only be on her.”
The rumour is that following the scheme of her last albums, Adele is planning to title her latest offering 25. Her last album, 21 was released in 2011 and it is apparently hoped that 21’s success will boost sales for 25.
The source also added about the TV special: “It’s not like she desperately needs the publicity but you can’t turn your nose up at that level of exposure.”
Meanwhile, bookies are already putting odds on the star to be a headliner at Glastonbury, which doesn’t take place for another nine months. Since speculation about her album’s release date has intensified in recent weeks, she’s become a favourite to make an appearance.
Although only a few years apart, there is a world of difference between how we like to let our hair down at 18 and 25.
Where to party
At 18: Your parents are away for the weekend and have entrusted you to look after the house (and the booze cabinet) unsupervised. Jackpot!
At 25: You are a confident and sophisticated 20-something and are ready to grace the bar and club scene with vigour. After those never-ending awkward teen years, the novelty of adult conversation and overpriced Chardonnay is a thrill.
At 18: You’ll start to get ready for the night out at around 2pm that day. You’ll assemble with friends to discuss many, many outfits and hairdos, going through a landslide of selfies and a gallon of lip-gloss while agonising over whether or not your ‘crush du jour’ will show up.
At 25: Party prep in your more calm and collected 20s is less flustered than your teen years. You know what suits you and what really doesn’t, what looks to avoid and what to flaunt. You can also probably afford your own outfits by now and don’t have to wait until your sister/flatmate goes out in order to pillage her wardrobe.
The morning after
At 18: You’ve partied ‘til dawn and are still feeling fresh enough to make it in time for that lecture or part-time job. Hangover who?