Queen's Record Breaker
British rock legends Queen have make UK chart history as they become the first act ever to reach 7 million UK chart ‘sales’ of an album, according to the Official Charts Company.
The bands 1981 Greatest Hits album has become the Official best-selling album of all time in the UK.
The record includes classic tracks such as We Will Rock You, Don’t Stop Me Now and the group’s top-selling Bohemian Rhapsody, reached this record-breaking achievement through a combination of physical sales, downloads and streams.
Back in 2014, Queen’s Greatest Hits became the first album to ever surpass 6 million sales in the UK and, as pure sales (physical and digital download copies) of the collection continue to increase, the group’s back catalogue proves enduringly popular in the modern streaming age.
Greatest Hits has accumulated an incredible 1.26 billion total UK streams to date, with the album’s most-streamed track being Bohemian Rhapsody, which boasts 240 million UK 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 milestone.