Press: Queen Greatest Hits named UK’s best-selling album

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Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May celebrate 7 million ‘sales’ of their Greatest Hits album (Credit: Official Charts Company)

Queen make history with first album to pass seven million UK chart sales

It is a milestone no UK band has ever achieved – and now Queen can rightly claim to be ‘champions’ of carving out a slice of official music chart history.

BBC NEWS
Queen’s Greatest Hits sells seven million copies, breaking UK chart record

Queen have made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell seven million copies of an individual album.

Their first Greatest Hits collection, from 1981, is now owned by one in every four households in the UK, said the Official Charts Company.
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CONTACTMUSIC.COM
Queen’s Greatest Hits named UK’s best-selling album of all time.

Queen have become the first act in the UK to sell seven million copies of an album.
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DAILY EXPRESS
Brian May and Roger Taylor ecstatic as Queen hit milestone no other band have ever crossed

Brian May, who turns 75 today, and Roger Taylor are “humbled and honoured” after Queen became the first ever act in history to break a record no other band ever has before.

This morning, the Official Charts Company announced that the 1981 album Queen Greatest Hits has surpassed 7 million sales in the UK, something no other band has ever accomplished.
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DAILY MAIL
Queen break UK chart records as Greatest Hits becomes first ever album to sell seven MILLION copies

Queen have made UK chart history as they have become the first musicians to sell seven million copies of a single album.
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THE INDEPENDENT
Queen break records as ‘Greatest Hits’ becomes first album to sell seven million copies.

Queen have made chart history by becoming the first ever act to surpass seven million album sales.

Their 1981 Greatest Hits record has become the best selling album of all time in the UK.
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LOUDER/CLASSIC ROCK
Brian May and Roger Taylor “honoured” as Queen’s Greatest Hits becomes first album to pass seven million UK sales.

One in four homes in the UK now possesses a copy of Queen’s Greatest Hits, as it passes seven million UK sales.
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THE SCOTSMAN
Queen make history with first album to pass seven million UK chart sales

It is a milestone no UK band has ever achieved – and now Queen can rightly claim to be ‘champions’ of carving out a slice of official music chart history.
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STV NEWS
Music history made as Queen’s Greatest Hits marks chart milestone

Queen’s Greatest Hits album has a total of 1.26 billion UK streams

British rock veterans Queen have made UK music history as their Greatest Hits has become the first album to pass seven million chart sales, the Official Charts Company said.
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THE TIMES
Queen’s Greatest Hits is Britain’s biggest selling album ever

Compilation is first to sell 7 million copies

Brian May and Roger Taylor thanked the public and joked that the milestone was due to their fans’ “infinitely great taste”.
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uDISCOVER MUSIC
Queen Greatest Hits First Album To Reach 7 Million UK Chart Sales

Brian May and Roger Taylor ‘humbled and honored’ as they make the milestone.

British rock legends Queen make UK chart history as they become the first act ever to reach 7 million UK chart ‘sales’ of an album, the Official Charts Company can confirm.
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VIRGIN RADIO UK
Queen’s Greatest Hits album makes UK chart history after selling seven million copies

Queen have cemented their legend status after finding their way into the history books.

The band’s 1981 Greatest Hits album has now sold seven million copies, meaning it’s owned by one in every four households, according to Official Charts Company.
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YAHOO!
Queen Greatest Hits First Album To Reach 7 Million UK Chart Sales

Brian May and Roger Taylor ‘humbled and honored’ as they make the milestone.

British rock legends Queen make UK chart history as they become the first act ever to reach 7 million UK chart ‘sales’ of an album, the Official Charts Company can confirm.
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DUDLEY NEWS
Queen make history with first album to pass seven million UK chart sales.

British rock veterans Queen have made UK music history as their Greatest Hits has become the first album to pass seven million chart sales, the Official Charts Company said.
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EXPRESS & STAR
Queen make history with first album to pass seven million UK chart sales.

British rock veterans Queen have made UK music history as their Greatest Hits has become the first album to pass seven million chart sales, the Official Charts Company said.
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WANDSWORTH TIMES
Queen make history with first album to pass seven million UK chart sales.

Brian May and Roger Taylor said they are “humbled and honoured” by news of the milestone.
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