Thursday 23 November 2017

Twitter users fall for Adele 'sold out' iTunes album hoax

Adele's new album 25 reached 300,000 sales by midnight on its first day
Adele's new album 25 reached 300,000 sales by midnight on its first day
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

A number of Twitter users were successfully fooled by a hoax which claimed that Adele's record-breaking new album '25' had sold out on iTunes.

The rumour is believed to have been started by a Photoshopped image, tweeted from user account 'Euphonik'.

The tweet and image claimed that Adele's "boss" album had sold out on iTunes, writing "these are levels we'll never comprehend".

One reply read "thank God I grabbed one quick!"

The hoax is reminiscent of Taylor Swift's 2014 release of 'Out of the Woods', in which a Twitter rumour began that Swift was the first ever artist to have a song 'sell out' on the digital download service - complete with photoshopped images of the song's iTunes page.

Users were frantically tweeting with #OutOfTheWoodsSoldOut as the rumour spread.

However, it would seem that no matter how popular and talented these two ladies are, they can't do the impossible and "sell out" on an unlimited digital download service.

 

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