Lone copy of Wu-Tang Clan album could fetch millions

Wu-Tang Clan plan to release only one copy of their next album to the highest bidder.
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The hip-hop group Wu-Tung Clan is doing something unprecedented in the music industry—it will sell only one copy of its new 31-track double album "The Wu-Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," which the group recorded in secret.

According to the album's website, the production features guest appearances by Bonnie Jo Mason, also known as Cher, Redman and FC Barcelona soccer players.

"This is the first high-profile album never to be commercially released to the public and the first of its kind in the history of music," the website states. "The music is available for purchase and ownership by one individual only."

The group told Forbes, which first reported the story, that they envision the album as a piece of art.

No date or price were disclosed for the private sale of the album, but it is expected to be sold after it is brought on a listening tour at museums across the world.

The album will be given in a hand-carved nickel-silver box by British-Moroccan artist Yahya.