Adele might be breaking records by selling over two million albums, but Wu-Tang fans are going to have a harder time figuring out where to find the songs from their newest album. It seems that the group's newest album, "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," only had one copy made, and it was sold to an anonymous buying for millions of dollars.
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The exact amount wasn't released, nor was the name of the buyer. The only information we have is that the person who bought it did some from online auction house Paddle8 and was from the United States. According to the auction house, it was sold for "an undisclosed figure in the millions."
Instead of going for streaming to make money, Wu-Tang decided that they were only going to release one copy, which was stored in a hand carved box and accompanied by a 174 page leather bound manuscript that was "printed on gilded Fedrigoni Marina parchment."
"The Wu-Tang Clan have always been driven by innovation, and this marks another moment in musical history," Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (aka RZA, aka Bobby Digital) said in a statement. "From the beginning, we hoped that this concept would inspire debate and new ways of seeing creativity."
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According to the agreement, the buyer can do whatever he or she wants with the album, but cannot "commercialize" it for at least 88 years. While the company has no plans to reveal how much was spent on the album, they did say that it surpassed the $306,000 spent on the only existing album from a band called The Quarrymen, who would later go on to become The Beatles.