Press Reports – and Audio: Queen Greatest Hits 6 million copies sold

Freddie and Brian on stage, Hammersmith Odeo
Queen – Freddie Mercury and Brian May at the Hammersmith Odeon London: Photo by Martyn Goddard / Rex Features


Queen have had their share of broken records and they’ve just broken another one. The band is the first act ever to reach six-million U-K sales of an album. The group’s 1981 Greatest Hits compilation just hit the remarkable milestone, which, statistically, means that one in three British families own the album. Guitarist Brian May uploaded a video to, thanking the fans and calling it “amazing news.”
RELATED AUDIO: Here’s drummer Roger Taylor reflecting on the band’s continued success). HERE:

TIDBIT: The record is far and above the best-selling album of all time in Britain, with ABBA’s Gold 900-thousand copies behind and The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band just behind them.
TIDBIT: Queen’s Greatest Hits II, which came out in 1991, is the 10th best-selling album in the U-K with sales of 3.9-million copies.

Freddie and Greatest Hits

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