Queen Reaches UK Milestone With ‘Greatest Hits’ Album
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Queen have made U.K. chart history by becoming the first act to ever surpass 7 million sales for their 1981 Greatest Hits collection, the Official Charts Company confirmed.
Greatest Hits reached the record-breaking achievement through a combination of physical copies, downloads and an incredible 1.26 billion total of U.K. streams to date. The record includes the classics “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which boasts 240 million U.K. streams and counting.
The official best-selling album of all time in the U.K. also recently celebrated its 1000th week on the Official Albums Chart, with the legendary band becoming the first British act ever to achieve this milestone.
Guitarist Brian May told OfficialCharts.com:
“We’re here to bring you the joyous news that Queen’s Greatest Hits album has sold 7 million copies, which nobody has ever done before. No album has done this before in history. Thank you, we appreciate it.”
Roger Taylor added:
“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 honoured. We salute you!”
While, Martin Talbot, Chief Executive of Official Charts Company said:
“Queen’s Greatest Hits can claim to be in more than one-in-four UK households’ record collections today, and there is no doubt that its massive success has done as much as any other release to turn hits packages into the omnipresent album concept that they are today.”
Check out May and Taylor thanked their fans on the video below.