Example says hits album release is “totally beyond my control”

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013


Example has commented on a new greatest hits album, called ‘#Hits’, which is out via Ministry Of Sound this week, following complaints from some fans that he’s cashing in and hasn’t had nearly enough hits yet to justify the best of. The hits LP also comes just ahead of the release of new single ‘All The Wrong Places’, the first from his next studio album.

Writing on Instagram, the musician said: “I am receiving lots of enquiries (and abuse!?) about the ‘#Hits’ compilation album being issued this week by Ministry Of Sound featuring all the singles from my last three albums. I wish to inform my fans that I have recently signed with a new record label – Sony/Epic”.

He continued: “The decision to issue this compilation album therefore is not mine and totally beyond my control. Hence also why it doesn’t include my new single ‘All The Wrong Places’. So the various comments I am receiving regarding ‘cashing in’, ‘bad timing’ and ‘undeserving of a greatest hits’ please direct to Ministry. The official Example greatest hits, if it ever happens will be much further down the line and if you are still following me then I will let you know about it! (Not gonna lie though – pretty good tracklisting)”.