Entertainment Music Adele's 'Easy on Me' Bests BTS to Break Spotify Record for Most Streams in a Single Day BTS' popular track "Butter" previously held the record for Spotify's largest single-day stream By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 16, 2021 02:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty (2) Adele is back and already breaking records! On Thursday evening, the 33-year-old singer released her new single "Easy on Me," which will be part of her soon-to-be-released studio album, 30. Within a day, the single — Adele's first since 2016 — broke the Spotify record for most global streams in a day, the streaming service announced in a social media statement. BTS' popular track "Butter" previously held the record for Spotify's largest single-day stream, according to Billboard. The song earned more than 20.9 million global streams on May 23, the outlet reported. Adele Releases Emotional, Piano-Backed Single 'Easy on Me' From Highly Anticipated Album 30 Spotify has not yet revealed the exact number of global streams that Adele's "Easy on Me" has garnered to achieve the monumental feat. The "Hello" singer previously announced she would be releasing her single earlier this month after weeks of speculation that she had new music in the works. At the time, Adele teased the track in a black-and-white clip on social media that featured her inserting a cassette tape into a player as she sat behind the wheel of a car. In the video, she drove down a country road as a gentle piano melody began and sheet music flew out of the car's back window. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Adele then gave her fans a sneak peek of the song during her first-ever Instagram Live by playing a snippet — something she said she "might get in trouble for." When asked what the album would be based on during the Live session, the singer revealed, "Divorce, babe, divorce." Adele and Simon Konecki finalized their divorce in March, nearly two years after they first split. "Writing my music has been really therapeutic, for sure," the singer added. RELATED VIDEO: Adele Says She's in a 'Strong Place Now' After Upcoming Album 30 'Was Bloody Hard to Make' While appearing on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James Friday, Adele chatted about 30, which is due to drop later this year on Nov. 19, and how the album was "bloody hard to make." Speaking about the journey of making the LP, Adele said, "I definitely feel like I lost sight of and lost the appreciation of what a gift it is to be into music and be able to make it." Adele Jokes That She 'Ain't Panicking' That Ed Sheeran's Album Release Is Near Hers: 'He Can Panic!' "I think I got a bit frightened of it for a while and it really, really took care of me big time. Not just making this record, my own record, but diving back into old records of other people's that I loved, discovering new artists on Soundcloud or whatever," she continued. "It brought so much joy to my life being able to listen to music and wail at the top of my lungs along to me own bloody songs as I was writing them." "But yeah, it was bloody hard work to make. I was singing things I didn't even realize I was feeling or thinking," Adele added. "But I'm really, really proud of it and I feel like I can't unlock a door for my own mental health and take the key with me. I've got to leave it in the door for everyone else and I'm in a strong place now where I feel like I can put that vulnerability out." 30, Adele's fourth studio album, is scheduled to drop next month on Nov. 19.