Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ becomes first album to sell 7 million in UK – Billboard

The Queen reigns in the United Kingdom, where legendary rock music is performed Best songs (via Polydor) surpassed seven million in sales, becoming the first album to do so.

Aggregate hits sales standards this month, having crossed the six million threshold in 2014.


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According to the OCC report, this record-setting feat was accomplished through a combination of physical sales, downloads, and a total of 1.26 billion streams in the UK.

In an acceptance video posted to YouTube, founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor said they were “so humbled and honored” by the award.

The LP also recently celebrated its 1,000th week on the Official Albums Chart, with Queen becoming the first British act to reach the milestone, and third overall behind ABBA and Bob Marley, and one in ten number 1 rockers in the UK.

Originally released in 1981, Best songs enjoyed four weeks at number 1 and included Freddie Mercury-led hits “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Flash”, “Killer Queen”, “You’re My Best Friend”, “Somebody To Love”, “ We Are The Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Under Pressure,” their collaboration with David Bowie.

According to the OCC, its most streamed track is “Bohemian Rhapsody” with over 240 million plays in the UK.

Upon release, Martin Talbot, CEO of Official Charts Company, noted that career expansion packs such as Best songs “Relatively rare, preserving only the largest acts.” The collection “can be claimed to be in more than a quarter of the record collection of UK households today, and certainly its huge success has done as much as any other.” any other release to turn the hit packs into the comprehensive album concept they are today. “

Queen + Adam Lambert performed the mini-sets “We Will Rock You”, “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “We Are the Champions” at Buckingham Palace last month to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th anniversary on the throne. yellow.

Separately, a concert film, Rhapsody Over Londonwas filmed at the O2 Arena in London during the band’s European tour, which will be shown live on Sunday (July 24) on Kiswe’s global streaming platform. The premiere will also have Live Q&A with May, Taylor and Lambert.

https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/queen-greatest-hits-7-million-uk-sales-milestone-1235115774/ Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ becomes first album to sell 7 million in UK – Billboard

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