Led by Whitney Houston’s Whitney The Greatest Hits, which sold 818,000 copies between January 2 and July 1 of this year, sales of “catalog” albums—those records that are more than 18 months old—outpaced sales of new ones. This is a new development, but is it all that surprising? Maura Johnston goes in on why radio, retail, and the decline of music being promoted in the mass media helped create this situation.
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This is the best Whitney song, btw.