rumor, rumour, hearsay (adj)
gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
heard through another rather than directly
information that was heard by one person about another
evidence based on the reports of others rather than on personal knowledge; normally inadmissible because not made under oath
evidence: an out-of-court statement offered in court for the truth of the matter asserted; normally inadmissible because not subject to cross-examination, unless the hearsay statement falls under one of the many exceptions
Hearsay is a 1987 album by R&B musician Alexander O'Neal. The album peaked at #29 on the "Billboard 200" and reached #2 on "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". The album launched seven charting singles in the UK. "Fake" peaked at #33 on the "UK Singles"; "Criticize" peaked at #4; "Never Knew Love Like This" at #26; "The Lovers" at #28; " To Make You Love Me" at #27; "Sunshine" at #72. Several remixes of the album's songs also charted: "Fake '88", #16; "Hearsay '89", #56. Two of the tracks, "Fake" and "Criticize", were popular anthems in UK dance clubs. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on October 20, 1987. In the UK, it sold more than 700,000 copies. In 2003, Hearsay was reissued on Capitol Records' reissue label The Right Stuff Records. In 2008, "Criticize" appeared on Grand Theft Auto IV's fictional Soul/R&B radio station The Vibe 98.8.