BBC News – Whitney Houston: Sony ‘sorry’ for album price hike
In a statement, Sony said the albums had been “mistakenly mispriced”.
It added the error was “immediately corrected” once it had been discovered.
Houston fans had taken to Twitter describing the price hike as “greedy” and “shameful”.
Since Houston’s death aged 48, her record sales have seen a major boost in the US and the UK.
Several of her songs are on course to re-enter the UK singles top 40 on Sunday with a greatest hits compilation heading for the top 10.
Houston’s cover of the Dolly Parton single, I Will Always Love You, is likely to reach the top 10 on Sunday.
The single, which featured in The Bodyguard, previously spent 10 weeks at number one and was the biggest selling single of 1992.
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“Don’t try to explain it, just sell it.” Colonel Tom Parker
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