News

Queen album makes chart history

Queen album makes chart history

QUEEN SETS RECORD: Members of rock band Queen from left to right are Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Brian May December 1978. Photo: Associated Press

“Queen’s Greatest Hits” has become the first album to sell over six million copies in the U.K.

It took the 1981 release almost 33 years to reach the milestone, and guitarist Brian May is thrilled with the latest sales tally.

He says, “Great news, AMAZING news from the Official Charts Company! “Queen’s Greatest Hits” which was released in 1981 has passed the 6 million mark in sales, which is incredible. I just want to say thanks to everyone who has supported us through the years, we hope to continue to serve you.”

Statistics suggest one in 10 Brits owns a copy of the album.

The joint number two best-selling albums in Britain at press time are ABBA’s “Gold” and the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (both 5.1 million), while Adele’s “21″ (4.7 million) and Oasis’ “What’s the Story Morning Glory?” (4.6 million) complete the top five.

Recent Headlines

yesterday in Music

William Hurt exits George Allman biopic

williamhurt

The actor has pulled out of "Midnight Rider," two months after a camera assistant died while filming a scene.

yesterday in Music

Justin Bieber’s DUI trial delayed until July

justin

The "Baby" hitmaker was granted a postponement.

yesterday in Music

Chris Brown’s assault trial delayed again

brown

The R&B singer's assault trial is facing a long delay.

yesterday in Music

Rick Springfield embarking on solo tour

springfield

The "Jessie's Girl" hitmaker will head to his native Australia for a tour.

yesterday in Entertainment

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o named ‘most beautiful’

people

The actress was named as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by "People" magazine.