Newswire: Ultra-rare Prince album shatters Discogs Marketplace record

Music fans are still mourning the death of Prince, and are still looking for ways to pay tribute to the late icon. In some cases, literally—Discogs has just announced that one of the rarest Prince albums has just shattered the record for most expensive item sold on its site. The album in question is Prince’s Black Album, which the artist once did his best to erase from existence. Discogs indicates a promotional copy of the album has just sold for $15,000 via the site, breaking the record set by a copy of David Bowie’s David Bowie, which sold for $6,826 not long after that music legend’s death in January.

Alternately referred to as the Funk Bible, the album was scheduled for release in December 1987, but Prince shelved it just a week before. The half million copies ready for distribution were destroyed, along with …

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