It’s common knowledge that when a music icon passes away their value increases, but it seems that Apple & Sony are taking that the wrong way, as they nearly doubled the cost of Whitney Houston’s album after her death was announced on Saturday.
Fans in the UK were outraged after Whitney’s 1997 album The Ultimate Collection was originally $8, but after her death the price rose to $12.60. This seemed to be an obvious attempt to capitalize off of the singer’s death from the two companies.
One brazen customer told other buyers, “The album itself is great so please don’t be put off purchasing it, just that you will merely be lining some fatcat’s pocket before Whitney’s lifeless body is cold.”
Despite the increased price of the album Whitney’s The Ultimate Collection was deemed the second best-selling album on iTunes, followed by The Greatest Hits, Whitney’s other ‘best-of’ album.
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