Queen 7/20/22

Queen just surpassed the seven-million milestone with the 1981 Greatest Hits album. That makes history as the best-selling album of all time in the U.K. The record includes classics such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.”

In an online video with bandmate, Brian May… Roger Taylor said: “The British public and their infinitely-great taste have made this the biggest-selling album in history. Thank you very much; we’re humbled and honored. We salute you!”

The record-breaking achievement was a combination of physical sales, downloads, and streams.

TL;DR:

  • Queen just surpassed the seven-million milestone with the 1981 Greatest Hits album.
  • It’s now the best-selling album of all time in the U.K. 
  • The record-breaking achievement was a combination of physical sales, downloads, and streams.

SIDE NOTES

  • In 2014, Greatest Hits  became the first album to ever surpass six million sales in the U.K. and has accumulated 1.26 billion total U.K. streams.
  • By itself, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been streamed more that 240 million times in their home country. And the album has spent 1,000 weeks on the Official Albums Chart.
  • QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT recently announced Rhapsody Over London, a concert film available to stream live and on demand later this month. The exclusive concert spectacular, filmed live at London’s O2 Arena during the group’s sold-out European tour.
  • It will premiere live via Kiswe‘s global streaming platform on July 24.
  • The stream will also include a question-and-answer session with Brian, Roger and Adam.