Newswire: Someone actually bought that crazy expensive Wu-Tang album

Marking a historic day in album gimmickry the likes of which haven’t been seen since Michael Jackson floated a statue of himself down the River Thames, a mystery buyer has reportedly bought that extremely limited edition—as in there’s only one copy—Wu-Tang record, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Online auction house Paddle8, which handled the sale, confirms that the album, which came encased in a silver and nickel box, had been sold, but wouldn’t say who bought it or how much they paid for it.

Forbes, for its part, says the buyer was American and the album’s price was “in the millions.” (RZA, the Wu-Tang member responsible for the stunt, originally said he expected it to sell for $5 million or more.) If true, that would make Once Upon A Time In Shaolin the single most expensive album ever sold, handily beating the previous …

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