As fans of Adele and the world at large are still counting down to the release of the legendary “30,” the highly-anticipated album is poised to break some significant records in the vinyl department.
According to reports by Variety, Adele’s fourth studio album caused vinyl manufacturing plants to go into overdrive.
The singer and her team reportedly wanted enough vinyl copies available on the same day the album hits streaming platforms ― something that has been quite a rare occurrence.
Per a Sony Music source who spoke to the outlet, more than 500,000 vinyl copies have already been manufactured in the past months with the help of overseas pressing plants. This is to avoid a shortage of Adele LPs.
However, it was no easy task for Adele to achieve such a feat. To ensure that the vinyl copies match the demands from fans, the English singer had to submit “30” about six months ago to ensure timely production.
Adele’s “30” meeting production target is quite the big deal as there had been an increase in the demand for vinyl amid the pandemic. If the “Hello” crooner had delayed her album submission by even a month, vinyl copies would have to be released as a limited edition.
Adele Reveals Her Tracklist
Earlier this week, Adele shook the internet when she released the tracklist for her upcoming project. “30” contains 12 songs with three additional bonus tracks.
The project only has two features with country singer Chris Stapleton on a new version of “Easy On Me” and the late Errol Garner featuring on “All Night Parking.”
Last month, Adele released her first single from the album, “Easy On Me.” It immediately rose to the top of the Billboard 100 chart and was well-received by fans. “30” is Adele’s first album in six years, following the release of “25” in 2015.
Adele’s Also Has A Concert On The Way
Fans’ anticipation for Adele’s comeback after a six-year hiatus is at an all-time high. Alongside releasing a new album, the London native is also returning to the stage.
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Following the release of “Easy On Me,” the singer announced that she will hold concerts at London’s Hyde Park for two dates in July 2022 and shared a link for presale tickets on her website.
The news was met with so much intensity from fans, and a few minutes after the announcement, Adele’s website crashed from heavy traffic.
This caused many fans to miss out on the registration for the concert dates, but the website was soon restored after many complained online. The July 2022 performance is the singer’s first concert since 2017.