'Democracy' Comes to Best Buy
Best Buy is counting on strong sales of one of the most long-awaited rock albums in history, which is now available exclusively in its stores.
"Chinese Democracy," the album by Guns 'n' Roses that is 17 years in the making, arrived at the chain's stores Sunday, after years of delays. It's part of an emerging trend in which albums are available exclusively at one retailer; AC/DC had a #1 hit earlier this fall with a CD that was only available at Wal-Mart, while Target alone is selling Christina Aguilera's greatest-hits package.
The company's chief entertainment officer told the Star Tribune that he's happy to see music fans excited about a particular album, especially in the present economy. The store hopes fans coming in to buy the album will stick around and purchase electronics as well.