Launched on October 26, 1981, Queen's Greatest Hits became the best-selling album of all time, in the UK, with seven million copies.
It is the first time that an album has reached this figure which includes sales in physical and digital format. It exceeds by one million copies the album Gold, by the Swedish group Abba, which held this brand.
The figures reveal that one in four houses in the UK Uni owns this Queen album which has just spent 1000 weeks on the UK chart. This is the first time a British band has established this mark.
The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band albums, 21 Adele and (What's The Story) Morning Glory?follow respectively in third, fourth and fifth position.
We find, on this opus, all the essentials of the group, with the Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions< /em>, We Will Rock You, Don't Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Another One Bites the Dust.
A public with taste
“The British public, with taste, has made this album the best-selling album in history. Thanks a lot. We are touched and honored. We salute you, ”said drummer Roger Taylor in an interview published on the BBC News site.
In 2014, Queen's Greatest Hits became the first opus to reach six million copies.
Accompanied by singer Adam Lambert, Queen will offer, on July 24, in webcast, the recording of a concert that was recorded last June during their visit to the O2 Arena in London on the occasion of the Rhapsody European tour.