The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compilation to span her entire career and include the familiar hit versions of her Billboard chart-topping singles.
After two days of silence, Sony has issued a statement in response to the furor over the company’s U.K. office’s decision to raise the price of two Whitney Houston titles, “The Ultimate Collection” and “Greatest Hits,” in the hours immediately following her death.The statement said the price-hike was the "result of an employee error" and apologized "for any offense caused."
Sony Music and Apple U.K. have declined to comment on the temporary 60% price increase of Whitney Houston's "Ultimate Collection" in the hours after the singer's death. The price was lowered to its previous level after several hours.
Noel Gallagher’s post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, according to the Official Charts Company. Rihanna’s “We Found Love” (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Calvin Harris, began its third week atop the singles chart.
Rihanna's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Calvin Harris, started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart Sunday (Oct. 16), on which Maroon 5's Adam Levine now appears on simultaneous top three hits. On the album survey, late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back at No. 1 with the new Sony Music compilation, "The Ultimate Collection."