The Beatles’ most expensive record was beaten by Wu-Tang Clan’s secret albumNews
"The Beatles’ most expensive record was beaten by Wu-Tang Clan’s secret album"
THE BEATLES are perhaps the most influential band of all time, selling over 500 million albums, and claiming 17 number on singles – but it has recently been revealed the most expensive record of all time was not one of The Beatles’ albums, but one of Wu-Tang Clan’s.
The Beatles sold an unbelievable amount of albums over the course of the past 60 years. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr made history by becoming the most sought-after artists of all time. Of course, the band have seen some of their albums go for incredibly high amounts of money over the years – but they did not sell the most expensive vinyl LP of all time.
Instead, it has now been revealed by Net Voucher Codes that The Beatles actually come second in the top ten of most expensive records ever sold.
The Beatles have been beaten by Wu-Tang Clan, whose 2015’s album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin sold for over double the most expensive Beatles album.
Once Upon a Time in Shaolin sold in 2015 at auction for $2 million to Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli.
The album was so sought after because the legendary hip-hop band recorded the record in secret, and only released one copy of the record.
Wu-Tang Clan recorded the music over the course of five years, and sold the single copy at auction in an unprecedented turn of events.
The new owner of the album was also given a contract which stipulated that they could not “attempt to sell or make money from the record” for 100 years.
Despite this, the owner is allowed to release the album for free, if they want to.
Second in the top ten was The Beatles, with their 1968 album The White Album.
The record in question was the first ever copy of the album, and featured the serial number “0000001” to prove it.
The album belonged to Ringo, and was sold in 2015 to an unnamed buyer for $790,000.
Speaking out about why these albums sold for so much, a spokesperson for Net Voucher Codes said: “Music technology is more advanced than ever before, but many people will agree that nothing sounds as good as vinyl.
“Records will never be as popular as they were in the 50s and 60s, but it has become something of a collector’s hobby amongst some music fans. Originals can fetch a pretty penny at auction and like most collectables, the rarer, the better.”