British rock legends Queen have made U.K. chart history, becoming the first act to ever reach 7 million U.K. chart “sales” of an album, the Official Charts Company confirmed.
Queen breaks Official Chart records as they surpass the 7 million mark with their 1981 album, Greatest Hits. The official best-selling album of all time in the U.K., the record includes such classic tracks as “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and the group’s top-selling behemoth “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Greatest Hits reaches this record-breaking achievement through a combination of physical sales, downloads and streams.
Greatest Hits has accumulated an incredible 1.1 billion total U.K. streams to date, with the album’s most-streamed track being “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which boasts 240 million U.K. streams and counting.
The record also recently celebrated its 1000th week on the Official Albums Chart, with Queen becoming the first British act ever to achieve this landmark.
“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,” Queen guitarist Brian May told OfficialCharts.com
“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,” added Queen drummer Roger Taylor.
(Photo: Official Charts Company/Emma Donoghue)
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