*Sony has apologized for raising the sales price of two Whitney Houston records in the UK immediately following the singer’s death on Saturday.
“Whitney Houston product was mistakenly mispriced on the U.K. iTunes store on Sunday,” said a statement issued by Sony. “When discovered, the mistake was immediately corrected. We apologize for any offense caused.”
Houston’s hits compilations, “Ultimate Collection” and “Greatest Hits,” both increased dramatically in price, with the former selling for 60 percent above its regular list price and the latter jumping up by 25 percent, reports Rolling Stone.
The response to the price hike was incredibly negative, with many fans criticizing the label and iTunes for cashing in on the superstar’s passing.