Spotify stops shuffling albums by default because Adele said so

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According to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation, the streaming service stopped shuffling albums by default after a request from the singer. When viewing an album on the platform, you will see a small shuffle icon in the larger button. This indicated that the album's songs would be played in a random order, which isn't always what users would expect.

If you have a Premium subscription, the songs will play in order if you hit the play button. To enable shuffle mode, you must toggling on the "Shuffle" icon.

This was the only request I had. We don't think about the track listing when we create albums. Our art tells a story and we should listen to it. Thank you for listening.
November 21, 2021.

According to a report by the New York Times, the singer asked for the feature to be changed because she wanted her albums to be listened to in a specific order. The singer sent out a thank you note to the service, saying that their art tells a story and their stories should be listened to. Thank you for listening. It was suggested that the move was done as a favor by the reply from Spotify.

The new feature was confirmed by a Spotify spokesman. A new Premium feature that has been requested by both users and artists to make play the default button on all albums has begun rolling out. For those users who still want to shuffle an album, they can go to the Now Playing View and select the shuffle option.

It is no coincidence that the change comes just days after the release of the new album by the artist, 30. One song, Easy on Me, holds the record for the most global listens in a single day.